Compound Words

Each day during literacy stations, students practice a wide variety of reading, spelling, phonics and vocabulary skills. Today, students learned what a compound word was. They learned that a compound is made up of two or more different words put together to make one word with a new meaning.  To practice this skill today, students worked with peers to read and match up different words to create other compound words. After matching up the cards, they wrote the completed words on a dry erase board. During this one activity, the students practiced phonics, blending, vocabulary, critical thinking, handwriting, and teamwork!

Soon, students will discover how compound words help us read. They will practice looking for parts they know by applying the “chunky monkey” reading strategy.  Students will be encouraged to think about each word part and its definition. This will not only help build their decoding skills but also their comprehension!

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