Double Duty: Compound Words
Do you work with compound words with your students?
Is it sometimes difficult to keep coming up with new words?
How would you like a comprehensive alphabetical list of compound words to help make your job easier?
Well, I spent hours surfing the net seeing if anyone else has lists, working from theirs, adding 100’s of my own words, checking dictionaries, and in its second update, have come up with 2,678 words for you to choose from.
Can I hear a woo hoo?
I’ve also added a definition anchor chart, and a “We’ve spied these words!” poster. Add some paper underneath and have your students write compound words that they hear others say, come across during their assignments, or reading etc.
There’s also a “Compound word of the day” poster and a cover and insert page for students to make their own Compound Word Booklet.
Display a new compound word each day as you count up to 100 Day.
What a fun way to increase your students’ vocabularies and add something different to your 100 Day counting activities!
Click on the link to view/download the new 2,678 Compound Word List Stuff
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“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” –Yan Doren
In The Good Ole Summer Time
When I think of summer I think of sunglasses.
I found this cute clip art and I thought what could I do with this?
As Dr. Seuss would say, A few “thinks” later, and I had several new things for you to do with your students!
My Sunglasses is an easy reader where students trace and write the color and number words, circle the number in the sequence and then color the sunglasses.
Number 10 has a twist. I’ve also included a graphing extension.
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Do a few of your little ones still not have a handle on those 3-D shapes, or have you just begun to introduce them for next year’s kindergartners?
Then Seeing 3-D Shapes Through My Sunglasses is perfect for you.
Click on the link to view/download Seeing 3-D Shapes with sunglasses!
Next, there are a variety of ways you can use 20-Summer-Sun Compound Word Sunglasses.
You can run off and laminate the puzzle cards and have students put them together as a center.
I’ve included directions for a variety of games that you can play with them such as Memory Match Concentration or “I Have; Who Has?”
They are great as worksheets. So that you can program the glasses with other lessons, to reinforce more report card standards and practice other skills, such as skip counting, subtraction or addition equations, shapes etc. I’ve included a blank set of sunglasses.
Have students cut the sunglass pages apart, put them in alphabetical order, trace the words, collate the pages and make a booklet.
Click on the link to view/download Summer-Sun Compound Word Sunglasses
Finally, ABC Sunglasses are traceable upper and lowercase letter pages that can be made into a booklet or used as separate worksheets.
Again, there’s a blank set of sunglasses so that you can program your own skillsheets. i.e., Write only the uppercase letters in and have students fill in the lowercase letters, or write in the lowercase letters, and have students fill in the uppercase ones.
I’ve also made the sunglass letters into puzzles. Color the sunglasses, laminate them and cut the pieces apart on the puzzle lines.
Besides a puzzle center activity, I’ve also included a list of game ideas you can use the pieces for as well.
Click on the link to view/download ABC Sunglasses.
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Do you have an end-of the year activity you do with your students? I’d enjoy hearing from you: email@example.com or leave a comment here, especially if you use one of my ideas. Thanks in advance for taking the time. I hope these activity sunglasses are fun for your students, and your remaining days with them are made in the shade!
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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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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