The Dolch sight words list is a list of commonly used English words that was originally compiled by Edward William Dolch, PhD.
The word list contains 220 words that are common in children's reading materials. There are also 95 nouns.
These words are called sight words because many of them cannot be sounded out in the proper way and many cannot be illustrated.
Look below for all the nouns in flashcard form.
Start slowly using only a few word cards at a time. In this way your
child will not be overwhelmed. Children have short attention spans, so make the lessons short as well. Ten minutes a couple of times a day will be far less frustrating for children than one long lesson.
Once a few words are learned, add a few more cards and continue to use the learned words. In this way you will reinforce what has already been learned.
It's actually fun for the kids to see how many of the cards they know. Then if they come across a word they cannot easily identify, it helps when they realize how many they actually do know.
*Have the children try to use the word in a sentence. This not only helps to reinforce the word they are seeing, but helps them to learn both comprehension and sentence structure.
Read to your child...
Another way to help children identify the sight words is by reading to them. Odds are you already do, but buy easy reader books or stop by your local library where there should be an abundance of choices.
As you slowly read the books, your child should be able to point out the sight words and nouns they are learning. Most children are quite excited when they realize they can read some of the words along with you.
Imagine how excited your child will be to read a book all by themselves!
Once the cards are learned...
Once your child has become quite proficient at reading all the words, give them a small handful of cards and let them try making a sentence. At first the sentences they make and read may be silly, but over time they will learn to place words in the proper order to make a complete sentence.