Vocabulary and Sight Words

This  page contains Dolch practice activities for students to use as they learn the Dolch, 220 high frequency words. The Dolch list of high frequency words comprises the 220 words, excluding nouns, that are the most commly used words in early reading. Many students do not need extra practice with the Dolch words, as they learn them by reading them repeatedly in context. Please be aware that the learning of the Dolch words in isolation, does not make a "reader." Sometimes a student can read the words from a list and not recognize the same word/s in a book or story. The Dolch activities below can help to boost a child's motivation and confidence in reading.
Dolch Sight Word Games
Printable list Sight words to know by the end of 4th grade
High Frequency Word Printable Flashcards
Dolch Sight Words Printable Flashcards


ttp://www.vocabularya-z.com/vocabweb/home.do Vocabulary practice for reading fluency. Topics include-adjectives, adverbs, homophones,, homographs, contractions, articles, nouns, verbs, pronouns, conjunctions, and figures of speech.

Nouns (95 words)apple, baby, back, ball, bear, bed, bell, bird, birthday, boat, box, boy, bread, brother, cake, car, cat, chair, chicken, children, Christmas, coat, corn, cow, day, dog, doll, door, duck, egg, eye, farm, farmer, father, feet, fire, fish, floor, flower, game, garden, girl, good-bye, grass, ground, hand, head, hill, home, horse, house, kitty, leg, letter, man, men, milk, money, morning, mother, name, nest, night, paper, party, picture, pig, rabbit, rain, ring, robin, Santa Claus, school, seed, sheep, shoe, sister, snow, song, squirrel, stick, street, sun, table, thing, time, top, toy, tree, watch, water, way, wind, window, wood.

Step #1- Find a 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and fold the paper into half. On the right hand side you will write a particular language word, where as on the left you will write corresponding meaning. Make sure that you write clearly and in an attractive manner so that it is readable.

Step #2 - Create Vocabulary Flash Cards using 3 x 5 index cards, for every vocabulary word as this will help you to memorize the words in a better way. The front side of the index card will have the word and on the back it will have definition. After preparing the index card you will get 8.5 x 11 sheet for the vocabulary word.
Step #3 - In the third step you actually start with the memorizing process. Here you will write every vocabulary word at least 10 times on the 8.5 x 11 piece of paper. Keep doing it until you have completely memorized the list for your classroom vocabulary test. When you write the vocabulary words in a repetitive way you are memorizing them and keeping them fresh in your memory.
Step #4 - Draw out the 8.5 x 11 sheet that you had made in step 1, and with left side covered try to remember the meaning and definition of word. Every time you get the definition correct you draw two sheets, and if you spell wrong or wrong definition, replace the card back and draw it again to memorize the definition.
Step #5 - Finally, with a learning partner where they will show a word, may be in a random manner or sequentially and then you will utter the definition along with correct pronunciation for that particular word.

http://www.Holdthatword.com offers a flash card maker to create FREE flash cards online and interactive games, such as crosswords that can improve your brain power.