250+ D Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Reading Passages

250+ D Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Reading Passages

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D Words


Beginning

dad

dark

day

dime

do

done

dust

dot

dive

dance

desk

dish

dog

doll

duck

door

dentist

doctor

dinner

down

dig

dove

dear

does

date

Middle

medicine

ladder

radio

reading

wedding

lady

spider

daddy

feeding

body

kindergarten

birthday

riding

Thursday

baby doll

calendar

Canada

idea

ready

shadow

Tuesday

louder

hidden

hiding

speeding

Ending

food

hand

mud

bed

sand

add

bad

bread

did

dad

cried

glad

grade

good

hide

kid

loud

mad

read

wood

sad

ride

red

played

side

Initial D by Syllables


2
Syllable

daisy

dancer

danger

daughter

decide

defend

demand

denim

dentist

deny

design

dessert

dinner

doctor

doghouse

dollar

doorbell

doughnut

dozen

duckling

3
Syllable

dangerous

decided

decorate

deep fryer

Delaware

delicate

demanding

demonstrate

deposit

desperate

dialect

diary

different

dinosaur

diploma

disconnect

dishwasher

document

dog collar

duplicate

4
Syllable

dandelion

definition

democracy

demolition

destination

diagnosis

diagonal

dictionary

difficulty

directory

disadvantage

discriminate

dyslexia

5
Syllable

deteriorate

disability

disagreeable

disciplinary

dissatisfaction

6
Syllable

disorganization

disorientation

disqualification

Medial D by Syllables


2
Syllable

bedding

birthday

bleeding

body

cider

daddy

dead end

feeding

headache

hidden

hot dog

ladder

lady

pudding

reading

ready

spider

Sweden

Thursday

Wednesday

3
Syllable

baby doll

Bermuda

Canada

cheddar cheese

cheerleaders

comedy

Father's Day

Florida

honeydew

Idaho

medicine

Mother's Day

nobody

radio

soda pop

somebody

spider web

video

4
Syllable

anybody

auditory

avocado

Cambodia

Colorado

North Dakota

riding safety

scuba diver

scuba diving

South Dakota

video game

5
Syllable

Final D by Syllables


2
Syllable

afraid

ahead

bedspread

beside

crowded

decade

decide

divide

dog food

firewood

first aid

inside

instead

junk food

outside

railroad

salad

seafood

succeed

zip code

3
Syllable

accepted

attitude

brotherhood

centipede

chicken feed

Chinese food

copperhead

expected

fishing rod

gingerbread

Hollywood

lemonade

neighborhood

pony ride

talented

teacher's aide

tossed salad

united

visited

water bed

4
Syllable

5
Syllable


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Initial D Phrases and Sentences


hugging dad

ballroom dance

sunny day

dentist visit

clean desk

dig tunnel

shiny dime

racing dive

doctor office

fun dog

rag doll

dust and clean

front door

broken doorbell

warm doughnuts

white dove

step down

brown duck

The dad loves his son.

They loved to ballroom dance.

What day is your next appointment?

I went to the dentist for a check-up.

The teacher put the apple on her desk.

We need to dig the whole deeper than that.

Each gumball costs one dime.

In swimming, you dive to start the race.

The doctor will prescribe some back pills.

My dog is a German Shepherd and Black Lab mix.

Her doll had red hair and freckles.

She is cleaning the dust off.

We knocked on the door three times.

He was in such a hurry that he only rang the doorbell.

I want to have 2 doughnuts for breakfast.

The dove was quietly cooing in the tree.

He had to step down three stairs.

He saw a duck at the petting zoo.

Medial D Phrases and Sentences


birthday cake

sore body

dead end road

bad headache

hiding out

tall ladder

pretty lady

chocolate pudding

reading well

riding fast

wall shadow

speeding car

big spider

country of Sweden

Thursday night

Tuesday night

wedding gift

Wednesday afternoon

She turns 18 on her birthday next Friday.

Having a cold makes my body sore.

We came to a dead end because we didn't follow the map.

I have a bad headache.

She is hiding behind the tree.

Use the ladder to reach the fruit.

The lady is beautiful.

I've never tasted chocolate pudding.

They like reading together.

She liked riding her horse.

I see my shadow.

The police chased the speeding car.

The spider waited for flies in the web.

Next summer we're taking a trip to Sweden.

The party is on Thursday night.

The movie is on Tuesday night.

The wedding ceremony was beautiful.

We are having lunch on Wednesday afternoon.

Final D Phrases and Sentences


look afraid

comfy bed

wheat bread

hugging dad

grocery bag of food

open hand

happy kid

loud noise

mad girl

brown mud

dusty road

read quietly

red crayon

ride safely

sad face

healthy salad

hot sand

wood pile

I was afraid after I saw the chair move by itself.

My bed has really soft sheets.

I need two loaves of bread at the store.

The dad loves his son.

I brought home lots of food.

His hand reached for the sky.

She is a cute kid.

His trumpet was really loud.

She is mad at her friend.

She is walking in the mud.

The road went through the countryside.

She loved to read about princesses.

Red is my favorite color.

He went on a motorcycle ride.

She is so sad she is crying.

We ordered a salad for lunch.

The desert is full of sand.

Use the wood to make a fire.

D Reading Paragraphs


No More Sugar

Dad was sad to go to his dentist appointment on Tuesday.

He loved to eat pudding and doughnuts. The sugar is bad for his teeth. He was sad because Tuesday was his birthday and we were having a party with all his favorite food.

After going to the dentist, dad sat down at his desk to do some reading. "I guess I will cut down how many doughnuts I eat," he said.

Dangerous Driver

We were riding down the road in our car when suddenly another car went speeding past us.

My friend Dave was driving and he got mad. His face turned red and he said, "That is really dangerous!"

The road came to a dead end and the car turned around. Dave waved his hand to stop the car. He rolled down his window and said, "Your speeding is dangerous to you and me. Please don't do it!"

The man in the other car apologized and said he would slow down in the future.

Best Pets Ever

My sister Dana has a dog named Daisy. I have a duck named Doug. They both do silly things. Daisy likes to dive into the swimming pool. Doug likes to dance to loud music. We like to take them both riding in our red wagon. They are the best pets a kid could have. 




This list of functional words was professionally selected to be the most useful for a child or adult who has difficulty with producing the "D" sound.

We encourage you to use this list when practicing at home.

Doing home practice will help your child make much faster progress toward correct production.

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are only able to see students/clients 30-60 mins (or less) per week.

This is not enough time for your child to overcome an articulation disorder with the "D" sound. But with high caseloads...

...it's all SLPs can do.

There's only so much time in the day.

Every day that your child goes without practice it becomes more and more difficult to correct an "D" error because he/she continues to say it incorrectly. 


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We know life is busy, but if you're reading this you're probably someone who cares about helping their loved one as much as you can.

Practice 5-10 minutes whenever you can, but try to do it on a consistent basis (daily).

Please, please, please use this list to practice.

It will be a great benefit to you and your loved one's progress.



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