|This poem captures the essence of the need to learn Dolch sight words. For a more serious explanation, see Why Dolch Words are Important and When They Should be Learned.|
I Can't Draw an AT
© Betsy B. Lee, 2003
Can you draw an at?
I can draw a cat.
Can you draw meanings of here and there?
It makes reading much more fun
Dolch words on lists for grades two and three
They still are found in first grade.
An illustration can give a clue
Making a guess can bring a smile
Decoding words is another way
But Dolch words should be known on sight
If sight word mastery is the goal,
Pictures can help children visualize
Draw a picture with many a word?
It helps the mind to live and grow
When words don't sound the way they look,
A list is fine from time to time.
When all is said and all is done,
I can't draw an at, a was, or a too.