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# 1.15: Lesson Fifteen

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

## The Consonant Sound [d]

1. You can hear the sound [d] at the beginning and end of the word dude. Underline the letters that spell [d]:

\underline{{d}}ucksaroun\underline{{d}}a\underline{{dd}}goo\underline{{d}}beyon\underline{{d}}worl\underline{{d}}holi\underline{{d}}aychil\underline{{d}}renmi\underline{{dd}}lefoun\underline{{d}}stu\underline{{d}}y\underline{{d}}a\underline{{dd}}y\underline{{d}}iffering\underline{{d}}i\underline{{d}}n'tsu\underline{{dd}}enbehin\underline{{d}}\underline{{d}}angerhi\underline{{dd}}enmu\underline{{dd}}yvote\underline{{d}}boar\underline{{d}}sai\underline{{d}}un\underline{{d}}erre\underline{{dd}}est

2. Now sort the words into these two groups. Be careful! One word goes into both groups:

Words with the [d] spelled ...
<d> <dd>\begin{align*}<\mathrm{dd}>\end{align*}
around differing middle
beyond behind sudden
world danger hidden
holiday voted muddy
children board reddest
found said
study under

3. Two ways of spelling the sound [d] are <d> and <dd>\begin{align*}\underline{
}\end{align*}

Word Find. Find and circle the fifteen words that contain the sound [d]. Write the ones you find in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page:

Words in alphabetical order:

2. children
4. different
5. do
6. found
8. hidden
9. middle
10. muddy
11. said
12. study
13. sudden
14. today
15. under

Teaching Notes.

1. More than 99%\begin{align*}99\%\end{align*} of the time [d] is spelled <d> or <dd>\begin{align*}<\mathrm{dd}>\end{align*}. Two important minor spellings of [d] are <ed> in the past tense suffix -ed (as in spelled and rubbed) and <ld> in the four words could, should, would, solder. It is worth noticing that in certain strings of consonants, with an [n] or [I] right in front of it and especially with a fricative like [z] or [f] right after it, [d] can easily get lost in the pronunciation, as in words like lends, fields, grandfather— and handkerchief. Students who routinely leave out the [d] when they pronounce such words (or hear the [d] routinely left out) may have extra trouble remembering to put in the <d> when they spell them.

## Subjects:

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5

## Date Created:

Feb 23, 2012

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