These free compound word worksheets can be added to your collection of language practice pages in your classroom.
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Download these free compound word worksheets to help your children practice compound words.
These worksheets will become a helpful addition to your classroom collection of worksheets for skills practice.
What are compound words?
Compound words are formed when two small words are combined to make a new, larger word.
The new word formed is called a compound word.
Here is a list of some common compound words plus the words that create the larger word.
|air + plane = airplane|
|back + pack = backpack|
|butter + fly = butterfly|
|door + knob = doorknob|
|fire + fly = firefly|
|hair + cut = haircut|
|green + house = greenhouse|
|life + guard = lifeguard|
|moon + light = moonlight|
|snow + flake = snowflake|
Working on Compound Words
Before having children work on worksheets, introduce the concept of compound words with some interactive activities.
I like to write two small words on index cards and have children match the cards. They can then share the compound word that is created.
You can extend this activity by hiding the cards are the room and having children go on a word hunt.
They can record their compound words on a whiteboard for practice after they find the cards.
Or, give each student a card and have them find a partner that will help them form a compound word.
You might also encourage children to go on a compound word hunt in their favorite book. They can record the words they find to share with the class.
You can download this PDF of compound word worksheets here:
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Need an option that includes explanations of each word? This list contains the meaning along with clues to help your students remember.