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Dolch Noun Puzzles

When working on sight words, these Dolch Noun Puzzles will help your students practice.

This is another free resource for teachers from The Curriculum Corner.

Our Dolch Noun Puzzles are designed to help you when working on sight words.

Add these to your classroom or home school resources for an engaging literacy center.

What are Dolch words?

Dolch words are a set of sight words first developed by Edward William Dolch in 1936.

Dolch created the list by scanning books for children and finding the most common words.

You will see the age of this list specifically in the list of nouns where words such as kitty and Santa Claus are found.

Even though the list is older, we know many classrooms still rely on the Dolch nouns for sight words.

We like the list of Dolch nouns simply because it gives you a set of words that students can match with pictures.

Dolch Noun Puzzles

These puzzles can be used to create a meaningful center for your students learning to read. They will allow students to match words with meaning. This can be especially helpful for your students learning English.

To prepare your puzzles, we suggest printing on heavy white card stock. Follow up with laminating and cutting apart your puzzles.

If you feel like your students need this center to be self checking, you can place letters or numbers on the back of the puzzle pieces.

You can download this free set of Dolch noun puzzles here:

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Look for additional Dolch word resources to be shared in the coming weeks!


As with all of our resources, The Curriculum Corner creates these for free classroom use. Our products may not be sold. You may print and copy for your personal classroom use. These are also great for home school families!

You may not modify and resell in any form. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you to RamonaM Graphics for the Dolch noun clip art!

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