Monday, February 7, 2011

Compound Words

Today we read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to introduce compound words.
As I read, the students were to raise their hands if they heard a compound word. 
Then I posted this organizer on our wall.
I instructed the students to write compound words that they come across in their silent reading time on a sticky note and place it on the cloud.

Then we played a "Compound Match Up" game.  I taped half of a compound word on each students' back.

At my signal, they had to find their compound "partner". 

Then each couple taped their words on the board to introduce the compound word to the class.

Here are the compound words card for you to cut apart and use.

My favorite part is the cloud organizer. The students have been buzzing about compound words all day!


  1. What a fun lesson! We have a website about using children's books in the classroom, and have linked to this lesson on our site here:

    We used a small version of the children with notes on the back. Hope that's okay! (If not, please let us know and we'll take it down right away.)

    Thanks for the great idea. I'm sure lots of teachers will be doing this fun activity with their classes as well.


  2. What a fun idea. Can't wait to try it this week!

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  4. You can use "Make A Compound Word" iPad app for compound word teaching.

    Video : MakeACompoundWord

    iTunes Link :