Dolch List Sight Word DVDs Now Available!

 

Today we are excited to announce the release of TWO animated Dolch list Sight Word Videos DVDs, (also available via video streaming on Vimeo.) One has the first 48 words from the Dolch basic listand the other has the first 40 Dolch words from the Pre-Primer list! They are super cute and incredibly useful as a collection! Keep reading for more info below and some video examples! 🙂

First, let’s review again what the Dolch Lists are.  The Dolch Word List is a list of frequently used words in the English Language.  Edward William Dolch compiled this list of words in 1936, based on his research of children’s literature of his time.  He basically counted and tallied up all of the words most commonly used in children’s books to figure out which words children would find the most often when reading.  That way, teachers would know what to focus on!  When he was done, he wound up with a list of 220 “high frequency words,” or “sight words” that children would need to know “on sight” (or without sounding out) in order to read fluently.  He decided to exclude the nouns and put them in a separate list of 95 words.  You can download these words here!  You can download the list of Dolch Words here.

 

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Dolch Sight Word Song Collection – Basic 48 Words

 

This DVD (also available as Video on Demand on Vimeo) contains the first 48 words from the original Dolch Basic list created by Edward Dolch, beginning with the most commonly found word in the English language (“the”) and moving on from there!  (We would have included 50, but they wouldn’t fit!)    Check out the word list below for clarification.  We used the same, high quality songs and animated movies from our updated Sing & Spell Sight Word series, this custom word list makes learning so much easier! All the videos feature catchy songs, the words written out onscreen, and fun movements choreographed to help with memorization to help children easily memorize the spellings of the toughest high frequency words.

Word listing & Song order:
the, to, and, he, A (word), I (word), you, it, of, in, was, said, his, that, she, for, on, they, but, had, at, him, with, up, all, look, is, her, there, some, out, as, be, have, go, we, am, then, little, down, do, came, could, when, did, what, so, see

 

 

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Dolch Sight Word Song Collection – Pre-Primer 40 Words

 

This DVD collection (also available as Video on Demand on Vimeo) includes the first 40 words from the Dolch Pre-Primer grade level list.  So, the basic difference is that these are the 40 EASIEST, BEGINNING READING words from the Dolch list, whereas the other Dolch Basic DVD mentioned previously has the most COMMON words from the Dolch list.  Get it?  We have found that most teachers use either the regular or Dolch “basic” list, or the Dolch lists in which the words are ordered by difficulty in order to teach the sight words, so we wanted to provide both!  Check out the word list below for clarification.  These are the words most commonly taught in Kindergarten and early first grade.

Using the same, high quality songs and animated movies from our Sing & Spell Sight Word series, this custom word list DVD makes teaching and learning so much easier! All the videos feature catchy songs, the words written out onscreen and fun movements choreographed to help with memorization to help children easily memorize the spellings of the toughest high frequency words.

Word listing & Song order:
the, to, and, A (word), I (word), you, it, in, said, for, up, look, is, go, we, little, down, can, see, not, one, my, me, big, come, blue, red, where, jump, away, here, help, make, yellow, two, play, run, find, three, funny

 

 

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– Heidi

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About Heidi Butkus

Heidi Butkus has been teaching in California public schools since 1985. She has somehow managed to stay in Kindergarten all of those years, with the exception of five years in first grade, and also taught a parent participation preschool for a short while! Combining a strong knowledge of brain research with practical experience, Heidi has created a wealth of fun and engaging teaching techniques that work well with diverse populations. She has presented at conferences nationwide, and is the owner and founder of HeidiSongs.com. Heidi has also created fourteen original CD's and DVD's for teaching beginning reading and math skills, three musical plays designed especially for young performers, and has written some picture books and many other teaching resources. Heidi's multimedia workshops are filled with fun and motivational educational activities that have been classroom tested and revised for effectiveness with all types of learners.

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