Word acquisition based on early acquisition and functional use

Initial d

CV – door, die, day, do, deer, dough

CVC– dad, dot, dance, duck, dig, down, doll, dog, dice, dip, dive, dark, date, dove, dirt, deep, dish, deer, dove

desk, dance, dump, dust, dent

2/3 syllables – dirty, doctor, dinner, donut, dinosaur, dummy, donkey, deli, don’t, dentist, diver, dollar, desert, danger


Medial d

ladder, reading, spider, hiding, ready, teddy, riding, needle, puddle, sliding, wooden, cuddle, cordial, noodle, pudding, radio, lady, garden, today


Final d

VC – add, odd

CVC – food, bed, red, sad, hide, read, mud, bad, bread, good, wood, ride, shed, pod, lid, Dad, hid, kid, mad, nod, pad, rod, bird, card, cloud, cord, dead, feed, hood, word, toad, yard, weed, beard, hard, yard, loud, bad, tired, sword, side, shade

scared, slide, squid, blood, crowd, spread, grid, spread, sled

2 syllables – inside, outside, mermaid, salad, explode, backyard