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DOLCH BASIC WORDS

BASIC WORDS*

List 1 List 2 List 3 List 4
1. _____ the
2. _____ to
3. _____ and
4. _____ he
5. _____ a
6. _____ I
7. _____ you
8. _____ it
9. _____ of
10. _____ in
11. _____ was
12. _____ said
13. _____ his
14. _____ that
15. _____ she
16. _____ for
17. _____ on
18. _____ they
19. _____ but
20. _____ had
1. _____ at
2. _____ him
3. _____ with
4. _____ up
5. _____ all
6. _____ look
7. _____ is
8. _____ her
9. _____ there
10. _____ some
11. _____ out
12. _____ as
13. _____ be
14. _____ have
15. _____ go
16. _____ we
17. _____ am
18. _____ then
19. _____ little
20. _____ down

1. _____ do
2. _____ can
3. _____ could
4. _____ when
5. _____ did
6. _____ what
7. _____ so
8. _____ see
9. _____ not
10. _____ were
11. _____ get
12. _____ them
13. _____ like
14. _____ one
15. _____ this
16. _____ my
17. _____ would
18. _____ me
19. _____ will
20. _____ yes

1. _____ big
2. _____ went
3. _____ are
4. _____ come
5. _____ if
6. _____ now
7. _____ long
8. _____ no
9. _____ came
10. _____ ask
11. _____ very
12. _____ an
13. _____ over
14. _____ your
15. _____ its
16. _____ ride
17. _____ into
18. _____ just
19. _____ blue
20. _____ red

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BASIC WORDS*
List 5 List 6 List 7 List 8
1. _____ from
2. _____ good
3. _____ any
4. _____ about
5. _____ around
6. _____ want
7. _____ don't
8. _____ how
9. _____ know
10. _____ right
11. _____ put
12. _____ too
13. _____ got
14. _____ take
15. _____ where
16. _____ every
17. _____ pretty
18. _____ jump
19. _____ green
20. _____ four
1. _____ away
2. _____ old
3. _____ by
4. _____ their
5. _____ here
6. _____ saw
7. _____ call
8. _____ after
9. _____ well
10. _____ think
11. _____ ran
12. _____ let
13. _____ help
14. _____ make
15. _____ going
16. _____ sleep
17. _____ brown
18. _____ yellow
19. _____ five
20. _____ six

1. _____ walk
2. _____ to
3. _____ or
4. _____ before
5. _____ eat
6. _____ again
7. _____ play
8. _____ who
9. _____ been
10. _____ may
11. _____ stop
12. _____ off
13. _____ never
14. _____ seven
15. _____ eight
16. _____ cold
17. _____ today
18. _____ fly
19. _____ myself
20. _____ around
1. _____ tell
2. _____ much
3. _____ keep
4. _____ give
5. _____ work
6. _____ first
7. _____ try
8. _____ new
9. _____ must
10. _____ start
11. _____ black
12. _____ white
13. _____ ten
14. _____ does
15. _____ bring
16. _____ goes
17. _____ write
18. _____ always
19. _____ drink
20. _____ once
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BASIC WORDS*
List 9 List 10 List 11
1. _____ soon
2. _____ made
3. _____ run
4. _____ gave
5. _____ open
6. _____ has
7. _____ find
8. _____ only
9. _____ us
10. _____ three
11. _____ out
12. _____ better
13. _____ hold
14. _____ buy
15. _____ funny
16. _____ warm
17. _____ ate
18. _____ fall
19. _____ those
20. _____ done
1. _____ use
2. _____ fast
3. _____ say
4. _____ light
5. _____ pick
6. _____ hurt
7. _____ pull
8. _____ cut
9. _____ kind
10. _____ both
11. _____ sit
12. _____ which
13. _____ fall
14. _____ carry
15. _____ small
16. _____ under
17. _____ read
18. _____ why
19. _____ own
20. _____ found

1. _____ wash
2. _____ show
3. _____ hot
4. _____ because
5. _____ far
6. _____ live
7. _____ draw
8. _____ clean
9. _____ grow
10. _____ best
11. _____ upon
12. _____ these
13. _____ sing
14. _____ together
15. _____ please
16. _____ thank
17. _____ wish
18. _____ many
19. _____ shall
20. _____ laugh
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* Shanker, J, & Ekwall, E. (1998). Locating and correcting reading difficulties. Columbus, OH: Merrill, pp. 261, 263. By permission.

 

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