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#5 Compound Words
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Tape the eight words on the tag charts to the chalkboard randomly. Take the word "birth" and move it to the left side of the board. Show the class that the word that "birth" can be combined with "day" to make a new word "birthday." Move "day" next to "birth." Underneath the two words, print the word "birthday" as one word. Explain that the day a person is born, called a birth, is their birthday. Ask someone to use the word in a sentence.
Ask if anyone can choose a word to "go with" the word "snow" to make a new word. Someone will come up with "ball." Move the charts together and print the new word underneath. Ask someone to use it in a sentence.
Continue on in this manner until all the words are matched: treetop, breadbox.
Read all the words together.
Explain that these are called compound words because to make them, two words are compounded, that is, put together to make a new word.
Also explain that to make a compound word, there must be two complete words. A word such as "lightly" is not a compound word because "ly" is not a word.
Create a matching words game for your classroom. Print words on 3" by 5" cards that can be matched to make compound words. Store the game in a manila envelope or small box.