E.W. Dolch compiled lists of the most commonly found words in reading materials, and organized them according to reading level. Dolch words should be taught as sight words (so that they are recognized instantly) since many cannot be sounded out easily.
Dolch word charts are provided in Section 10 of this Handbook.
The words can be taught using the charts, or the words can be placed on index cards to make flashcards. It is always best to use the word in a sentence, too.
Survival words are relevant to learners. They have meaning for the learners in terms of their everyday lives and experiences. Key survival words can be: