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The Dolch word list is a list of frequently used English words compiled by Edward William Dolch, a major proponent of the "whole-word" method of beginning reading instruction. The list was prepared in 1936 and was originally published in his book Problems in Reading in 1948.

The list contains 220 "service words" that have to be easily recognized in order to achieve reading fluency in the English language. The compilation excludes nouns, which comprise a separate 95-word list. Between 50% and 75% of all words used in schoolbooks, library books, newspapers, and magazines are a part of the Dolch basic sight word vocabulary.

The words in this ebook are used without illustrations and are aimed at children who now need to concentrate and focus on reading, rather than identifying letters using the pictorial representation first. I used the books in these series to teach my twins (who use English as a second language) to read. These books worked where the teacher had become frustrated

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