Download and print flash cards from the Dolch, Fry, and Top 150 Written Words lists, or make your own Custom Sight Words Flash Cards. The cards are available in three sizes full-page (1-up); half-page (2-up); and quarter-page (4-up). We recommend printing the flash cards on card-stock paper, to make the cards stiffer and more durable.

Full-Page

These large full-page flash cards are great for putting on the wall and for playing floor games.

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Half-Page

The medium sized, 2-to-a-page flash cards are perfect for younger children; they have a large font but are still small enough to handle easily.

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Quarter-Page

The small 4-to-a-page flash cards are perfect for older children. They are also used in several of our sight words games.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions about using the flash cards.

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1. Full-Page Sight Words Flash Cards (1-up)

Custom Flash Cards

The Full-Page Flash Card Creator creates custom Flash Card sets. You can combine existing word lists such as Dolch Sight Words and Fry Sight Words or add your own custom words.

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Dolch Flash Cards

Pre-K (40 words) — Download (PDF)

Kindergarten (52 words) — Download (PDF)

1st Grade (41 words) — Download (PDF)

2nd Grade (46 words) — Download (PDF)

3rd Grade (41 words) — Download (PDF)

Nouns (95 words) — Download (PDF)

Fry Flash Cards

1st 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

2nd 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

3rd 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

4th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

5th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

6th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

7th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

8th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

9th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

10th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

Top 150 Written Words Flash Cards

1st 50 (50 words) — Download (PDF)

2nd 50 (50 words) — Download (PDF)

3rd 50 (50 words) — Download (PDF)

Blank Flash Cards

Write your own words into these blank sight words flash cards.

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2. Half-Page Sight Words Flash Cards (2-up)

Custom Flash Cards

The Half-Page Flash Card Creator creates custom Flash Card sets. You can combine existing word lists such as Dolch Sight Words and Fry Sight Words or add your own custom words.

Generate Custom Flash Cards

Dolch Flash Cards

Pre-K (40 words) — Download (PDF)

Kindergarten (52 words) — Download (PDF)

1st Grade (41 words) — Download (PDF)

2nd Grade (46 words) — Download (PDF)

3rd Grade (41 words) — Download (PDF)

Nouns (95 words) — Download (PDF)

Fry Flash Cards

1st 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

2nd 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

3rd 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

4th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

5th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

6th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

7th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

8th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

9th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

10th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

Top 150 Written Words Flash Cards

1st 50 (50 words) — Download (PDF)

2nd 50 (50 words) — Download (PDF)

3rd 50 (50 words) — Download (PDF)

Blank Flash Cards

Write your own words into these blank sight words flash cards.

Download (PDF)

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3. Quarter-Page Sight Words Flash Cards (4-up)

Custom Flash Cards

The Quarter-Page Flash Card Creator creates custom Flash Card sets. You can combine existing word lists such as Dolch Sight Words and Fry Sight Words or add your own custom words.

Generate Custom Flash Cards

Dolch Flash Cards

Pre-K (40 words) — Download (PDF)

Kindergarten (52 words) — Download (PDF)

1st Grade (41 words) — Download (PDF)

2nd Grade (46 words) — Download (PDF)

3rd Grade (41 words) — Download (PDF)

Nouns (95 words) — Download (PDF)

Fry Flash Cards

1st 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

2nd 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

3rd 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

4th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

5th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

6th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

7th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

8th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

9th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

10th 100 (100 words) — Download (PDF)

Top 150 Written Words Flash Cards

1st 50 (50 words) — Download (PDF)

2nd 50 (50 words) — Download (PDF)

3rd 50 (50 words) — Download (PDF)

Blank Flash Cards

Write your own words into these blank sight words flash cards.

Download (PDF)

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4. Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why is there an arrow under each word in the flash cards?
A:
The arrow serves multiple purposes. It reminds teachers to place their index finger on the circle and move it from left to right under the word to lead the student’s eye across the word. The arrow also helps students orient the flash card and helps them remember to read from left to right.

Q: How do I hold the flash cards? A: Hold the flash card so that it is directly in front of your child at your child’s eye level. When you move your finger across the arrow, make sure that it does not obstruct your child’s view of the word as this distracts attention from the words.

Q: The flash cards don’t print correctly — why do they go over the edge of the paper? A: The one-to-a-page and four-to-a-page flash cards need to be printed in landscape. To do this, go to your printer settings and select “landscape” (not portrait).

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54 Responses to “Sight Words Flash Cards”

  1. Nadia

    Hi,

    I have been trying to print the quarter-page set up in multiple page set up on my printer but its unable to print. Please advise as to how i can print in multiples as i want more than 4 words per page. Looking forward to your response.

    Nadia

    ADMIN – Hi Nadia,

    If you want smaller cards, I recommend using some of our game cards. The Lucky 13 cards (9 per page) and Boom! cards (8 per page) will both suit your purposes well, I think. Just ignore the numbers or graphics in the corners and focus on the words.

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    • Jen

      when you print a PDF you should be able to select an option called “multiple pages per sheet”… the document will then print either 2, 4, or 8 pages per sheet, whichever you select! Hope this helps! šŸ™‚

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  2. caralee sangster

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these flash cards. With common core I feel I need to supplement my after-school kids.

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  3. Jen

    I LOVE this!! Thank you so much!

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  4. kyliah

    THIS IS SO COOL I LOVE HOW EASY IT IS!

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  5. Jennifer

    Do you happen to have these sight words written on flashcards that are in short phrases….and not only in isolation??? I would LOVE a copy of that if you do!

    Thank you!!!

    ADMIN – Hi Jen,

    You can custom generate any flash cards you want. Just use the blank template, or the custom flashcard generator.

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  6. Cindy

    When I have a group of students – say, four or five at a kidney table – should each child have their own card in front of them, or should the teacher just have one card and hold it up for each child individually or the group? Thanks.

    ADMIN – Hi Cindy,

    Either would work. I usually use just one card, because it is easier to keep the activity on track with just one card. When each child has their own stack of cards, the activity can get sidetracked if one child forgets to flip a card or gets their cards out of order, etc. There also isn’t much benefit to giving each child their own card to be worth the potential for derailment.

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  7. margrita

    These flash cards are wonderful. Thank you so very much fo uploading. God bless you.

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  8. Jeena

    Really good work ….it really helps all levels of children.. Children who are below average to above average can learn a lot from these materials … the teaching lessons help teachers also.

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  9. Alexandria

    Hi, I just wanted to point out that the 4-Up flashcards (or first set of 50 words) for the Top 150 Words have “there” twice. I believe the second one should be “their”.

    Thank you for providing this great resource for free!

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  10. Caitlin

    Great resource for printed flash cards. We can’t print at my school, so I just put the PDFs on my tablet.

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  11. bettysuesharpe

    why is it when I try to print these flash cards the words are not printed on the cards just plain paper comes out with sightwords.com on
    the lower left hand side of the paper.

    ADMIN – Hi Betty,

    Not sure what is going on. Perhaps you printer is out of black ink or the black ink nozzle is clogged and needs to be cleaned?

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  12. Paulette Barnes

    Thank you for the sight word cards. I like the way they are set up to show students that we read from left to right. Thank you

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  13. Rachael

    What is the difference between the fry set and the dolch set?

    ADMIN – Hi Rachael,

    The Fry and Dolch word sets are just different groups of words. They are for the most part the same words, taught in a slightly different order. Use whatever word set that your local school district uses. Most districts use Dolch, so if in doubt – that is the best place to start.

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  14. Al Pirigyi

    I printed the Pre-K Dolch list on 3×5 file cards, one to a page. The only thing for my printer is to print that size I have to manually feed the cards individually. With a little practice and no distractions I got them all done fairly easily.

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  15. Mary DeGeorge

    Great starting resources for ELL learners. Thank you for all of your hard work and time putting this together. I cannot wait to use these for my young students.

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  16. Susan Garcia

    This is amazing!! Thank you so very much for sharing

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  17. Taofiq

    Wow, this is really awesome! Thumbs up to you guys.

    Reply
  18. sana

    Hi, brilliant work by you guys, thanks a lot . i just wanted to ask you how to increase the font size of the flash cards. I’m trying to print quarter page option and I would prefer if the words came out a little bigger, could you please guide me how to do that?

    ADMIN – Hi Sana,

    Thanks! Unfortunately, we don’t have the capability of adjusting the font sizes on the flash cards.

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  19. Janet Hughes

    Great cards. Awesome just what I wanted to teach Adult ELL students.

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  20. ajiro

    Thank you very much for this. It is going to be of tremendous help in figuring out how to get our daughter reading.

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  21. Cecilia

    Perfect for my ELL students! Thank you!

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  22. gabby , jaron

    Thanks my class really liked the program that ya’ll made it was a great resource for my students in class.

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  23. Charlie

    These games are so much fun that I want to play them!

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  24. coco

    Thanks a lot. : )

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  25. Alyce Pearl

    WOW! I was blown away when I saw this awesome list of flash cards! I’m tutoring a first grader and this is EXACTLY what I need! MANY, many thanks!

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  26. alaa

    This reading program is awesome. I can’t believe it’s free.

    Reply
  27. Bev

    Your Dolch pre k sight word list prints with lower case letters as they are printed in primers. But your flash card templates have standard letters as child is taught to write at school. Which should be used for learning the sight words?

    ADMIN – Hi Bev,

    Not sure I am fully understanding your question … everything on our website should be lower-case. I teach lower case to children, because when they go out in the world and start trying to decode words they see a lot more lower-case letters than upper-case. And so teaching them lower-case first gives them more opportunities to practice out in the world.

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    • Jan

      I think what she means is that some of the letters are formed differently, eg. the “a”. The list is printed with one “a” and the sight words with a different “a”. Both are lower case.

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      • Sightwords Administrator

        It doesn’t matter because, when necessary, the adult will spell out the word that a child is learning. Otherwise, the child is looking at the whole word in learning the sight word. They’re not deciphering it by individual letters.

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  28. Manish

    These card are a great resource for teaching English. I want to know whether the card must be taught in sequence or it can be jumbled?

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  29. Krystal Robinson

    What is the different between the Fry words, Top 150 Words, and the Dolch words?

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    • Sight Words Admin

      Each of the three lists was compiled at different times, by different authors. The three lists will all contain some identical words.

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  30. AGS

    Thank you – these are GREAT – our school isn’t keeping me informed of what my daughter (kindergarten) is learning, like they did with my son (who is now in 2nd grade). I’m using these, and it is helping us a lot with early reading!

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  31. Suzanne Tomaschko

    I have used your flash cards for several years. A very positive experience. I’ve used the nouns but was wondering if you had a list of verbs.
    Thanks for sharing these with us!

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    • Sight Words Admin

      Hi, Suzanne. You’re most welcome! Whichever list you choose, it will contain different parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adverbs, etc.

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  32. Maggie

    Hi ! These cards are very useful. I am wondering if you have sight words cards with pictures on each flash card that can help little child to understand more easily. Thank you very much!

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    • Sight Words Admin

      Hi Maggie, Glad you find our cards useful. As for pictures, you are certainly free to use pictures along with our flash cards and games. However, if you mean, can we add the pictures to our flash cards, Iā€™m afraid not. The purpose of the sight words flash cards is to help the children sight-read the words as a whole. Pictures, while helpful in understanding the object or concept being taught, can also distract from the primary focus of the lesson, which is word recognition. If you want, you can prepare your own separate object pictures on the side, or point to actual objects that are easily accessible in your teaching space. You may also want to check out FAQ #2 here: https://sightwords.com/sight-words/faqs/. Cheers!

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  33. lovella leyva

    Thank you very much!! This will be a big help for us in the classroom!! God bless.

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  34. Corie

    Thank you!

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  35. Kim

    Great Fry Flash Cards! I love using them with my students. However, I now have some kiddos who have completed the first 10 words and the first set needs a minor correction. The word ‘part’ is currently listed as #11 in your flash cards but in fact it is #100. Can you please rearrange so it fits better with the order in which the words are presented? Thanks!

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  36. Claudia

    Thank you very much for all the effort and the hard work you put into these amazing resources!! I have just discovered them and I am delighted with the possibility of using them with my students. They are as valuable as a gold mine because I am sure it will help them a lot in having a better understanding of everything we are going to read from now on. I am going to share this amazing resource with my colleagues and friends also because it will make the whole process of teaching English to ESL students (of any age) a lot easier. šŸ™‚
    So, once again, a huge THANK YOU!

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    • Sightwords Administrator

      Thank you for your feedback, Claudia! We are thrilled to be your partner in helping your students. We hope your colleagues and friends will find the resources on this website equally helpful.

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  37. Tamara

    Thank you so much for these sight word cards and templates. I appreciate them a lot. I’m so glad I found these. Bless you.

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  38. Cathy C.

    Thank you for the use of your resources. You have saved me tons of time during distance learning!

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    • Sightwords Administrator

      You’re most welcome, Cathy. Glad to be of help, especially in these challenging times.

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  39. Lorna Christian

    I am a literacy instructor and I am so happy to be able to use these flash cards in the ZOOM format. I am able to continue to teach my students how to read and write virtually with these flashcards. This is wonderful!!

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    • Sightwords Administrator

      We are so glad these flash cards are helping your students, Lorna!

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  40. Renee

    Do you have a teacher’s check list to tick off and record student progress on each set of words?

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    • Sightwords Administrator

      No, we do not. The reason is that many people, especially parents, use this resource for only one child. The easiest thing to do is to print a list of the sight words you’re teaching with a copy for each child.

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  41. fatama

    Yay! These flash cards are exactly what I was looking for. I like that they are so uncluttered.

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  42. Janaki S

    Hi, this site is extremely useful in teaching my 4 yr old sight words. Having all the info about sight words in one place is great. Thank You!!!

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  43. eva

    Thank you very much!!

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