3rd Grade Dolch Sight Words List
Printable Dolch Sight Words Worksheet
A common approach to teaching sight words to children is to start with high frequency words and pick a handful to teach to the child on a week by week basis - or however long it takes for the child to know how to "read" those words. With the Dolch sight words, you would start with the pre-primer level words, and work your way up to the grade 3 level, and learn to "read" a total of 220 sight words.
By "reading", a more appropriate term would probably be "memorizing", because said bluntly, that's exactly what it is. Without learning phonics or alphabet letter sound instructions (phonetics), the only things a child can focus on to help them "read" are the shapes and configurations of the words.
We do not advocate teaching a child to read using only sight words. Please see the related links above to find out why.
In the video below, you will see a 3 year old boy reading through the 3rd grade dolch words.
How does a 3 year old read grade three sight words? And read it without memorization? Simple... by learning to read phonetically through the combination of phonics and developing phonemic awareness. That small boy is our 2nd child, Ethan, who learned to read at age 2. His older sister also learned to read at two years old, and at age 5, she reads at a grade 5/6 level.
Dolch List 3rd Grade
Printable Flash Cards for Sight Words
Grade 3 Dolch Sight Words Worksheet
One more for sentences made up using the above grade 3 sight words.
Memorization of "sight words" is not learning to read - it is a form of shape memorization, and does not lead to effective reading abilities.
If you're serious about teaching your child to read and help your child excel at reading, you need a step-by-step program that will teach your child to read phonetically - a program that will teach your child to effectively decode and read.