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Dolch Words

Dolch words, or "sight words," are a list of 220 common words, compiled by Edward William Dolch, PhD., considered necessary to know by sight in order to achieve reading fluency.

Pre-Primer Words
a down I make run up
and find in me said we
away for is my see where
big funny it not the yellow
blue go jump one three you
can help little play to
come here look red two
Primer Words
all came into please that went
am did like pretty there what
are do must ran they white
at eat new ride this who
ate four no saw too will
be get now say under with
black good on she want yes
brown have our so was
but he out soon well
First Grade Words
after could has let over them
again every her live put then
an fly him may round think
any from his of some walk
as give how old stop were
ask giving just once take when
by had know open thank
Second Grade Words
always call gave pull these why
around cold goes read those wish
because does green right upon work
been don't its sing us would
before fast made sit use write
best first many sleep very your
both five off tell wash
buy found or their which
Third Grade Words
about draw grow laugh own start
better drink hold light pick ten
bring eight hot long seven today
carry fall hurt much shall together
clean far if myself show try
cut full keep never six warm
done got kind only small

The following sites are useful for learning the Dolch words:

Guided Reading

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Databases for Guided Reading Levels

Use the Scholastic Book Wizard below to find and level your reader's books:


Or check out the following sites for guided reading levels:

Graphic Organizers

  • Education Place has several graphic organizers.
  • TIME for Kids has graphic organizers for different grade levels. You must click on the link for the grade of your choice on the left of the page.


Pflugerville ISD has a couple QAR aids here, and here.

Thinking Maps

Pflugerville ISD also has copies of the various thinking maps.

Activities for Comprehension Strategies

Pflugerville ISD has a number of activities for comprehension strategies:

ReadingLady.com has a helpful parent letter detailing the Seven Keys to Comprehension.

On Line Stories

Why Anansi Has Thin Legs  http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/short-stories/why-anansi-has-thin-legs