Sight Words Activities, Early Learning, Dolch Word List, Literacy, Kindergarten - Educational Quizzes Why Sight Words? Sight Words (sometimes called the Dolch Word List) are some of the most frequently used words in the English language. Even though they number only about 200, Sight Words make up approximately 50 to 70 percent of any given general, non-technical text. Therefore, teaching Sight Words as early as possible is considered a crucial part of elementary education. We hope that you will find our Sight Words materials helpful and easy to use!