Dolch Word List : 50-75% of all words used in school books


Learning a language consist of three parts Vocabulary, Grammar and Pronunciation.
Word list are used to learn words which forms the foundation for learning any language.

Dolch Word list (

  • The Dolch Word List is a list of frequently used words compiled by Edward William Dolch.

  • List is based on children’s books and first published in 1948.

  • Between 50-75% of all words used in schoolbooks, library books, newspapers, and magazines are a part of the Dolch word vocabulary.

  • The list contains 220 “service words” that have to be easily recognized in order to achieve reading fluency in the English language.

  • Separate 95-word list of nouns is also prepared