Teaching Resource

Dolch Sight Words Mats - Complete Set

PDF | 8 pages|Grades: F - 3

A set of 8 Dolch Sight Words Mats for students to use in the classroom.

teaching resource for students to use when learning their sight words and developing their reading skills.

Print and laminate a class set of Dolch Sight Words Mats and encourage your students to refer to the mats when reading and spelling.

Start the students on the mat that corresponds to their ability level. Once the students have learned all the words on their mat, give them the next mat of words to learn and use.

This resource includes the following 8 mats:

  • Dolch Sight Words – Pre-Primer
  • Dolch Sight Words – Primer
  • Dolch Sight Words – Year 1
  • Dolch Sight Words – Year 2
  • Dolch Sight Words – Year 3
  • Dolch Sight Words – Nouns
  • High-Frequency Words
  • Commonly Misspelt Words


  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1486

    Recognise and know how to write most high frequency words including some homophonesElaborationsdrawing on meaning and context to spell single-syllable homophones, for example ‘break’ or ‘brake’ and ‘ate’ or ‘eightâ...

  • ACELA1817

    Know how to read and write some high-frequency words and other familiar wordsElaborationsknowing how to write some high-frequency words recognised in shared texts and texts being read independently, for example ‘and’, ‘my’, ‘...

  • ACELA1821

    Use visual memory to read and write high-frequency words Elaborationslearning an increasing number of high-frequency words recognised in shared texts and texts being read independently, for example ‘one’, ‘have’, ‘themâ...

  • ACELA1823

    Use knowledge of letter patterns and morphemes to read and write high-frequency words and words whose spelling is not predictable from their soundsElaborationsusing known words in writing and spelling unknown words using morphemic knowledge of letter...

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Brooke McAllister

Love these word mats, is it possible to get a version of these with low colour? Wanting to print a large number of them.

Brooke McAllister · Sep 18th, 2018


Hi Brooke,
We have some great news! We have just started work on your requested change: low colour version of the Dolch Sight Words Mats.
We can’t wait to share the finished resource with you!
Kind regards,

Janeen · Sep 18th, 2018


These are now available in Low Colour and Black and White.

Kristian · Sep 24th, 2018

Brooke McAllister

Thank you so much!

Brooke McAllister · Sep 24th, 2018


You are very welcome, Brooke.
If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kristian · Sep 25th, 2018


These are great word mats, however would it be possible to have them just in colours or even numbered, rather than year levels? I have students in Year 3/4 who are needing to read the words in the Year one/two list, and it is a bit demoralising when they are struggling with these words and they kids know they are Year one words. Many thanks for you great resources.

Julie · Feb 15th, 2018


Hi Julie, thanks for your suggestion.

Please feel free to suggest it via the Request a Resource section: https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/

Your request will be voted on by the community. Each week, our team creates the most popular request. If your request hits the top of the list, we’ll be happy to make it for you!

Kristian · Mar 1st, 2018

Emma Jessica Rachel University

Is it possible to make the Dolch Sight Word Mats portrait style not landscape?

Emma Jessica Rachel University · Nov 28th, 2017

Victoria (Teach Starter)

Hi Emma,
Thank you for your suggestion.
Please feel free to request a portrait version of this resource using our Request a Resource Widget.
Kind regards,

Victoria (Teach Starter) · Nov 29th, 2017

Brianna OKeeffe

is there a function to be able to the sight words posters into flip cards

Brianna OKeeffe · Sep 5th, 2017

Victoria (Teach Starter)

Hi Brianna,
Thank you for your comment.
To make these posters into flip cards, we suggest that you print two posters to a page. Cut each page in half, laminate then hole-punch the top of each card. Place all the cards in order then feed all the cards through a key-ring, so that the students can flip through each set of words.
If you have any further questions, please contact us at [email protected].
We hope your students enjoy using this resource in the classroom.
Kind regards,

Victoria (Teach Starter) · Sep 5th, 2017

Resource Updates

  • Added Low Colour and Black and White options.

    Addition by Kristian Sep 23rd, 2018

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