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Vocabulary Words

Because children love to use technology, this version was created to be viewed on a Kindle or any Smartphone with a Kindle application. Just one more tool in the parent’s toolbox to help their children master reading! This fourth part of The Big Book of Sight Words series contains 46 Sight Words on the Dolch List for 2nd Grade students. The Dolch List is named after Dr. Edward Dolch who in 1948 compiled the 220 most common “service words” found in children’s reading books at the time. These are words that cannot be phonetically sounded out and should be memorized. The 46 words in this edition (Vocabulary Words for 2nd Grade) make up 50 to 70 percent of the text in books preschools are reading. It is recommended that most students learn to recognize all 220 Dolch Words and the 95 nouns by the end of First Grade. Fluency in reading the 220 Dolch Words and the 95 nouns is essential to literacy. Teachers and parents use a variety of techniques to teach them. Repetition and practice are key to making recognition of Sight Words automatic. Once this core of basic sight words has been memorized, children read more fluently, with greater comprehension.

Because children love to use technology, this version was created to be viewed on a Kindle or any Smartphone with a Kindle application. Just one more tool in the parent’s toolbox to help their children master reading! This fourth part of The Big Book of Sight Words series contains 46 Sight Words on the Dolch List for 2nd Grade students. The Dolch List is named after Dr. Edward Dolch who in 1948 compiled the 220 most common “service words” found in children’s reading books at the time. These are words that cannot be phonetically sounded out and should be memorized. The 46 words in this edition (Vocabulary Words for 2nd Grade) make up 50 to 70 percent of the text in books preschools are reading. It is recommended that most students learn to recognize all 220 Dolch Words and the 95 nouns by the end of First Grade. Fluency in reading the 220 Dolch Words and the 95 nouns is essential to literacy. Teachers and parents use a variety of techniques to teach them. Repetition and practice are key to making recognition of Sight Words automatic. Once this core of basic sight words has been memorized, children read more fluently, with greater comprehension.

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