Lesson Plan

Compound Connections

Connect compound words through a variety of hands-on and interactive activities. Students will explore what makes a compound word through playing a fun game called “Peas in a Pod.”
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Learning Objectives

Students will read, recognize, and write individual words that can be used to make a new compound word. Students will identify characteristics of compound words.


(5 minutes)
  • Tell your students that they are going to learn about a compound word, which is one large word that is made up of two smaller words.
  • Introduce the game I Spy a Word I Know. Using either the SMART Board file or the poster, ask the students to find words that they recognize inside the larger words.
  • Ask your students to name the words they see, and have other students come up to the board and point to those words.