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© Contributed by Leanne Guenther
From 50-75% of all words used in school books, library books, newspapers, and magazines are in the Dolch Basic Sight Vocabulary of 220 words (preschool thru Grade 3). The Dolch word list is made up of "service words" (pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and verbs) which cannot be learned through the use of pictures.
In this section I've included a series of flashcards that can be printed and used to reinforce learning, the complete list of preschool words (see table) and some activity ideas for using the flashcards.
|Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 3 in color|
|Nouns 1||Nouns 2||Nouns 1 in color||Nouns 2 in color|
The flashcards can simply be held up, giving the child the opportunity to read each one. But if you're looking for a more engaging activity, try combining the Dolch flashcards with the noun picture flashcards for a variety of activities (I've listed some suggestions here from simplest to hardest)