• The Dolch Word Lists are lists of frequently used words found in beginning reading.   Students are expected to know these words on sight rather than trying to sound them out.  Students will be assessed on these words five times during first grade beginning with the preprimer list and ending with the second grade list.  

    To meet benchmark students need to know the following:

    November:       70% of the preprimer list
    January:           70% of the preprimer and primer list
    March:             70% of the preprimer, primer and first grade list
    June:                85% of the preprimer, primer and first grade list
     

    Preprimer

    a

    all

    am

    and

    are

    at

    be

    big

    blue

    but

    by

    came

    can

    come

    did

    do

    don’t

    down

    fly

    for

    from

    get

    go

    good

    have

    he

    help

    here

    I

    in

    is

    it

    its

    jump

    let

    like

    little

    look

    make

    me

    my

    no

    not

    of

    old

    on

    out

    play

    read

    red

    ride

    run

    said

    say

    see

    she

    sit

    so

    stop

    that

    the

    they

    this

    to

    too

    up

    want

    we

    what

    where

    who

    will

    with

    yes

    you

    your

    Primer

    about

    after

    an

    as

    ask

    away

    call

    could

    cut

    does

    eat

    every

    fall

    fast

    find

    found

    funny

    goes

    going

    got

    green

    grow

    had

    has

    her

    him

    his

    hot

    how

    if

    into

    just

    know

    laugh

    live

    made

    many

    may

    much

    must

    new

    now

    one

    open

    or

    over

    pick

    put

    ran

    saw

    show

    sing

    sleep

    small

    some

    take

    tell

    thank

    them

    then

    there

    think

    three

    today

    two

    under

    us

    very

    walk

    was

    well

    went

    were

    when

    why

    work

    would

     

     

     

    First Grade

    again

    always

    any

    around

    ate

    because

    been

    best

    better

    black

    brown

    clean

    cold

    draw

    drink

    ever

    far

    first

    gave

    give

    hold

    hurt

    keep

    kind

    light

    long

    myself

    never

    off

    only

    our

    please

    pretty

    right

    show

    six

    soon

    start

    their

    these

    those

    together

    try

    use

    which

    white

    wish

    yellow

    Second-Grade

    before

    both

    bring

    buy

    carry

    done

    eight

    five

    four

    full

    once

    own

    pull

    round

    seven

    shall

    ten

    upon

    warm

    wash

    write