Compound Words

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Guide your students in the discovery of compound words with our exciting Compound Words Lesson Plan.  Engage critical thinking and language awareness as students explore as many compound words as they can think of!  In this lesson, students will be able to recognize and use compound words to build their vocabulary and strengthen their confidence as they share their discoveries with the class.

Compound Words Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Compound Words content page
  • Activity page
  • Practice page
  • Homework page
  • Answer Key
  • Common Core Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Guide your students in the discovery of compound words with our exciting Compound Words Lesson Plan.  Engage critical thinking and language awareness as students explore as many compound words as they can think of!  In this lesson, students will be able to recognize and use compound words to build their vocabulary and strengthen their confidence as they share their discoveries with the class.

Sample Classroom Procedure/Teacher Resources Snippet:

  1. Display items or objects that are described using a compound word. For example, a notebook, pen cap, lightbulb, etc. Use the actual items to show the students.
  2.  Ask: What do all of the objects have in common?
  3.  Allow for responses and discussion. Initially, the students will try to make connections with the functions or uses of the items, and not the names of the items.
  4. Give students a hint, such as think about how they are spelled. Lead them to Compound Words.
  5. Distribute the Compound Words content page. Read and review the information with the students, sharing additional examples if necessary.
  6. Stress the difference between the types of compound words.
  7. Distribute the Activity page. Allow students sufficient time to discover as many compound words as possible. Their answers will vary.
  8. When complete, allow students to share their responses. You may also ask the meanings of each word that is joined together, and then the new meaning of the compound word that is formed.
  9. Distribute the Practice page. Check and review the information with the class allowing student volunteers to share their answers.
  10. Distribute the homework and review their work the next day.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.4.D

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 – 2 class sessions

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Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Subject

Language Arts