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Word Addition: Compound Words 1
Word Addition: Compound Words 1
Worksheet
Word Addition: Compound Words 1
Using a picture as a clue, kids put two words together to make a compound word for each item on this reading worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Grammar Practice
Grammar Practice
Workbook
Grammar Practice
This workbook gives second graders practice in punctuation, and helps to develop their vocabulary with contractions and compound words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Vocabulary 1
Vocabulary 1
Guided Lesson
Vocabulary 1
Vocabulary development helps second graders advance their reading and writing skills. This guided lesson uses exercises and techniques targeted to building vocabulary. Kids will be tasked with using descriptive adjectives, distinguishing between similar verbs and adjectives, and using context clues to determine the meaning of a word phrase. For more vocabulary boosters, check out the worksheets that align with this lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of our Second Grade Fall Review Packet features five days of engaging learning activities designed to help learners prepare for their second grade debut.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Stress-Free Spelling Practice
Stress-Free Spelling Practice
Workbook
Stress-Free Spelling Practice
This workbook is packed with challenging third grade spelling words that your child can practice writing and applying to his or her vocabulary.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Get Week 5 of our independent study packet resources for second graders.
2nd grade
Fine arts
Workbook
Vocabulary in Focus
Vocabulary in Focus
Workbook
Vocabulary in Focus
This workbook builds reading comprehension by reinforcing vocabulary with word puzzles, homophones and a few quick reading pages.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Guess the Compound Word
Guess the Compound Word
Worksheet
Guess the Compound Word
Compound words are just words that are made by putting two smaller words together. With this worksheet, students will work backwards from definitions to guess the compound words and expand their vocabulary.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Addition: Compound Words 3
Word Addition: Compound Words 3
Worksheet
Word Addition: Compound Words 3
Kids will make compound words out of two smaller words. Make "gold" and "fish" into "goldfish in this fun compound words worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
This final installment of our Second Grade Fall Review Packet offers five more days of engaging activities that will prepare incoming second graders for a new year of learning.
2nd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Read the Word Clues
Read the Word Clues
Worksheet
Read the Word Clues
There are many ways to figure out the meanings of unknown words. Through this worksheet, students record unknown words and find out their meaning using a variety of strategies.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Winter Word Search
Winter Word Search
Worksheet
Winter Word Search
Children will search for words like icicle, snowman, and sweater in this wintry word puzzle!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Search for Kids: Beach Fun
Word Search for Kids: Beach Fun
Worksheet
Word Search for Kids: Beach Fun
Find the hidden words that relate to the beach in the word search.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Meaning 2
Word Meaning 2
Guided Lesson
Word Meaning 2
Words are the wondrous building blocks in language. This unit increases students’ word knowledge by introducing more challenging vocabulary and exploring how words are related. Learners will also discover some of the ways words are constructed using derivational root words, prefixes, suffixes, and compound words. Students will get to explore and create fun literary devices such as similes, idioms and metaphors.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Compound Words
Compound Words
Worksheet
Compound Words
Challenge your beginning reader to practice making compound words! He'll match one set of words with another set to create a list of compound words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of our Third Grade Fall Review Packet is a great way to prepare learners for a new school year as they complete a wide range of practice activities and brush up on key concepts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Compound Word Fish
Compound Word Fish
Game
Compound Word Fish
Compound words are made up of two separate words. Kids create compound words to feed Roly in this matching game.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Word Meaning 1
Word Meaning 1
Guided Lesson
Word Meaning 1
This year, third graders will be taking their vocabulary to new heights and exploring such concepts as metaphor, simile, hyperbole, and personification. This guided lesson in vocabulary and figurative language offers clear and practical definitions of new words and expressions, along with plenty of practice opportunities. Understanding vocabulary and figurative language deepens reading comprehension skills and enriches the writing process.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Mixed Review Language Arts Assessment: Let's Soar in Grade 4
Mixed Review Language Arts Assessment: Let's Soar in Grade 4
Worksheet
Mixed Review Language Arts Assessment: Let's Soar in Grade 4
In this assessment, students will apply their language arts knowledge to a broad set of problems.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compound Words: Creating Words & Sentences
Compound Words: Creating Words & Sentences
Worksheet
Compound Words: Creating Words & Sentences
Learners will use their compound word know-how and creativity to create compound words and use them in a sentence.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fun with Alliteration
Fun with Alliteration
Worksheet
Fun with Alliteration
Aren't alliterations awesome? Have a little phonics fun by finishing these alliterations.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Take Apart the Compound Word
Take Apart the Compound Word
Worksheet
Take Apart the Compound Word
Use this fun cut-and-paste worksheet to help your students understand compound words!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compound Words: Word to Word
Compound Words: Word to Word
Worksheet
Compound Words: Word to Word
On this reading worksheet, kids connect words in the first column to words in the second column to make compound words. Then they write the words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compound Word Puzzle
Compound Word Puzzle
Worksheet
Compound Word Puzzle
Work on word-building with this fun activity that doubles as an English exercise.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Creating Compound Words
Creating Compound Words
Worksheet
Creating Compound Words
Students will gain insight into the meaning of compound words as they break each word into its two different parts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Search Compound Word Educational Resources

There are three groups of compound words: hyphenated, closed, and open. Closed compound words do not have a hyphen, but still merge two words together to make a new word. Open compound words remain two separate words, but still create a new meaning.

Students can use Education.com worksheets to get creative, and add many compound words to their vocabulary, whether closed, hyphenated, or open.

Learn More About Compound Words

Because students get excited about tapping into their knowledge, you’ll find them eager to create compound words. There are three types of compound words.

At first, open compound words may be simplest for students. Open compound words have separate and distinct words that carry a new meaning. The following are examples of open compound words:
  • School bus
  • Car wash
  • French fries
  • Ice cream
Hyphenated compound words may seem slightly more complicated to students, but are also easy to understand once students have examples to follow. To form hyphenated compound words, simply bring the two words together, but keep them separated by inserting a hyphen in between:
  • Father-in-law
  • Left-handed
  • Long-term
  • Life-size
Closed compound words sometimes seem crammed together, but if students look closely they will often find the exact spelling of each word perfectly preserved. Closed compound word examples include:
  • Firefly
  • Newspaper
  • Sailboat
  • Watermelon
When it comes to recognizing compound words within larger texts, students who first practice recognizing syllables will find it much easier. By being able to identify where parts of words begin and end, students will be able to pick out the different parts of a compound word much more quickly.

One classroom activity idea is to have students call out different words, which the teacher writes on the board. Once 15-20 words are on the board, students can take turns trying to put them together to form compound words.

For effective independent work, have students play with the Education.com worksheets and activities above to grow comfortable with compound words.