Spelling and Sight Word List – The Letter D

In our journey through the letter D, we come to spelling and sight reading!

Before you start to work on these sight words for the letter D, select your favorite spelling and sight word activities and prepare the necessities so that you can make learning a breeze for your child. Considering how to teach sight words in a way that will work for your child can seem so incredibly daunting.

Don’t worry; we have your back!

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Then, you can move onto our sight word list (for kindergarten and 1st grade) and our spelling list, below. 

Sight Word List

There are some letter D words that just don’t quite make sense. Not even when we try to sound them out! For those words, we rely on memorizing a sight word list. This list of words can be as long or as short as you like – the more, the better!

As we start to list Kindergarten Sight Words and 1st Grade Sight Words, it becomes apparent that there are far too many to try to teach at once. But – we have a solution! Grouping these challenging words by the letter they start with, helps to keep lessons fun and on-point without being overwhelming. We love being able to have a short sight word list for the letter D ready for you to share. 

sight word flash cards with toys for kids

Kindergarten Sight Words:
  • Did
  • Do
  • Does
  • Day
  • Dog
  • Door
  • Done
  • Duck

For Kindergartners, learning sight words is all about making them fun and memorable. The letter D is no different! This can be done by finding ways to make the word musical! The first thing that comes to mind with this sight word list, is using the Baby Shark song to help your child recognize the word “do!” We also love it as a great way to help your baby shark wash your hands.  Make it fun, and the memorization will come.

1st Grade Sight Words:
  • Down
  • Didn’t
  • Don’t
  • Draw
  • Drop
  • Dark
  • Deal
  • Dye

At the end of the day, there is no perfect method for how to teach sight words to everyone, only the methods that work best for each individual. If you are struggling, consider trying a new strategy! There are always new sight word activities being created, every day.

Spelling Word Lists

Up next, we have a dandy little spelling list for the letter D! This spelling list is for Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and 3rd Grade! 

With our spelling words, I had my kiddos take each list and write it out a few times a day, for the week we spent on it. In no time, they had mastered the letter D, improved their handwriting, and were ready to take on the next challenge!

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Kindergarten Spelling List:
  • Dad
  • Day
  • Den
  • Did
  • Dog
  • Doll
  • Dot
  • Dry
  • Duck
  • Dug
1st Grade Spelling List:
  • Deep
  • Dent
  • Dim
  • Dive
  • Dole
  • Down
  • Drab
  • Draw
  • Drip
  • Dump
2nd Grade Spelling List: 
  • Daily
  • Degree
  • Dismiss
  • Doorbell
  • Drama
  • Draft
  • Drain
  • Drift
  • Drink
  • Duel
3rd Grade Spelling List:  
  • Damsel
  • Decide
  • Delve
  • Depend
  • Depth
  • Deter
  • Develop
  • Dispose
  • Divide
  • Double

As you go through your week, be conscious of the letter D. There are always fun ways to include learning in our daily lives. If you catch yourself using one of our spelling words in conversation – or even if you just see it on a billboard – make a note of it to your child. If you seem excited, they will join in and start to use their new skills to recognize the words, themselves! 

Have a delightful day!

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