Edward Dolch evaluated the words from a collection of children's books and found that just 220 words
made up a majority of the words found in the books. He grouped these 220 words into list according to level
and they became known as Dolch sight words. Once children are able to easily recognize these words, their
reading ability greatly improves along with their confidence.
Many of the words cannot be sounded out using the basic rules. All children should learn to recognize the
words without having to sound them out in order for their reading skills to progress. Non-english speakers
who are learning english as a second language can also benefit greatly from Dosch sight words.
Site Words helps your child become a better reader by presenting them with sight words in a flash-card type
setting, and allowing the child to actually hear the word by simply touching a button. This allows them to
learn to read on their own during times when they might otherwise be stuck just waiting.