Lesson Plan

Compound Word Connections

Help your students master compound words with compound words creations! Using an arts-integrated approach, this lesson incorporates diagrams and illustrations that can lead to understanding the fuller meanings of compound words.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to use parts of a compound word to determine the meaning of the whole word.
  • Students will be able to use compound words in context to represent the meaning of the words.


(5 minutes)
  • Ask students to use a word (such as the word, rain) to make a new word (e.g., raindrop, rainfall, rainbow, raincoat).
  • Give students the opportunity to think, pair, share with a classmate, and then allow to share in a brief class discussion.
  • Tell the students that they will be learning how to use parts of compound words to determine the meaning and context of those words. (If needed, briefly describe the meaning of the context of words.)