Compound Words, Sight Words, Dolch Words.... So Many Words So Little Time, So Here Are Some Time Savers:
I love making alphabetical lists of words to use as a checklist to help me find things as well as give to parents as a check off list to use to high light when their child knows a word.
Compound words is something that students from Y5 on up need to know.
I wanted to compile a list of as many compound words that I could think of so that I could draw from it to help me dream up compound word projects for my kiddo’s.
I thought maybe there might be a little over 1,000 words. Was I surprised to come up with almost 3,000!
I hope you find it helpful; it took me hours to compile. If you think of others that I missed, please shoot me an e-mail so that I can add them. It would be fun to hit 3,000. email@example.com
A valuable tool for your classroom would be to make a student-driven anchor chart of compound words by using a piece of tag board.
Label the top: Compound Words and divide the poster into 3 columns.
The first column will be the beginning word, the second, the ending word and the third column will be the compound word. i.e. base ball baseball.
Brainstorm with your students to see how many compound words they can come up with in a few minutes and then have them write them on the poster.
Throughout the year, as they say or read a compound word, have them put it on the poster.
Share with them that you have a list of 2,602 compound words and challenge them to collect 100, or whatever number you deem appropriate for their age group.
How about 100 by 100 Day or the end of the school year?
click on the link to view/download Compound Word List
I also made up 2 alphabetical word list posters. One is of “most used sight words” and the other pre-primer through 1st grade Dolch words.
They are in convenient paper-size poster format, which is perfect for a mini-anchor chart.
Click on the link to view/download Sight Word Dolch & Word Posters
Be sure and pop back tomorrow for more teaching tips.