Compound words are a relatively simple concept that students generally find success with. The interesting emphasis for compound words is that when the two separate words are combined, the word formed usually has a unique meaning within the English language.
Review Video & Follow These Instructional Guidelines
- Identify compound words as two words that are stuck together. Most compound words (butterfly, mailbox...) are two common nouns stuck together to make a new word. Sometimes a proper noun could be used to form a compound word, like Superman or Candyland. Also, two verbs can create a compound word like, “outsmart” or pronouns like “everyone.”
- Complete the grammar activity, “Compound Word Matching Game” by printing out the words on card stock and cutting them apart. Use the cards within a cooperative learning structure or place the cards face down as a memory matching game.
- Complete the grammar sheet “Compound Words” to practice identifying compound words within the context of a sentence.