The most frequently used words in English are taught in this humorous book which has English and Spanish on each page. Stories have usage notes and lists of words taught in each story. What are Dolch words? E. W. Dolch surveyed numerous books, and he compiled lists of words which comprise 50% to 75% of the text in children's books written in English. Dolch words need to be recognized instantly without depending on pictures for cues. These words usually can't be shown by pictures (e.g. went, go, at, on). Many of them cannot be sounded out (e. g. to, too, two). He identified 220 words. These are service words which help comprehension (e.g. here, there, said, ask). The lists are divided into pre-primer - third grade. These levels don't represent levels of difficulty. These divisions only indicate that third grade words did not appear frequently in pre-primer through second grade books. They did appear frequently in the third grade books. All of these words should be learned in first grade. Dolch also identified 95 of the most commonly used nouns in pre-primer through third grade books. This book has all of the Dolch words on the first three levels. The author has books for the other levels which have not been translated from English. Those books have been used for adult literacy, ESL, K-1 regular classes, and special education.