What are Dolch Words?

David General

Dolch words are the most common 'service words' that are estimated to contain up to 75% of the words in reading activities for children.

In 1948 book, Edward William Dolch published a list of 220 frequently used words in his book called "Problems in Reading".

The words in this book have been expanded out to around 400 of which our applications make use of.

The Dolch words are helpful for adults learning English as an additional language as well as for children and adults learning to read.


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