Compound and Hyphenated Compound Words

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Compound Words: Creating Words & Sentences
Compound Words: Creating Words & Sentences
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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
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Fun with Alliteration
Fun with Alliteration
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Fun with Alliteration
Aren't alliterations awesome? Have a little phonics fun by finishing these alliterations.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Match the Compound Words
Match the Compound Words
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Match the Compound Words
This worksheet is a great activity to practice identifying and naming the parts in a compound word.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Football Word Search
Football Word Search
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Football Word Search
This football-themed word search is a great way to help score a touchdown in spelling and sports vocabulary!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Pairing Up Words
Pairing Up Words
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Pairing Up Words
Give your students practice with an important fifth grade language arts skill: Combining words to form contractions and hyphenated compound words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Creating Compound Words
Creating Compound Words
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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
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Meaning of Compound Words 1
Meaning of Compound Words 1
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Meaning of Compound Words 1
Develop students’ skill at applying prefixes and suffixes with this exercise that demonstrates how compound words are formed.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Mixed Review Language Arts Assessment: Let's Soar in Grade 4
Mixed Review Language Arts Assessment: Let's Soar in Grade 4
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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
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Compound Word Meaning
Compound Word Meaning
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Compound Word Meaning
Students can practice predicting word meaning with these compound words that are likely to be less familiar to most second graders. They'll match words to definitions as they grow their vocabulary with this compound word activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Color the Compound Words
Color the Compound Words
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Color the Compound Words
Locate and color the compound words to reveal a hidden picture.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Word Search for Kids: Beach Fun
Word Search for Kids: Beach Fun
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Word Search for Kids: Beach Fun
Find the hidden words that relate to the beach in the word search.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Compound Words: One Word from Two
Compound Words: One Word from Two
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Compound Words: One Word from Two
This worksheet will teach your child how to scrunch two words together to get one compound word.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Meaning of Compound Words 2
Meaning of Compound Words 2
Exercise
Meaning of Compound Words 2
After students complete this simple exercise they will better understand how to put compound words together.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Compound and Hyphenated Compound Words 2
Compound and Hyphenated Compound Words 2
Exercise
Compound and Hyphenated Compound Words 2
For additional practice, have students complete this exercise that will give them mastery over compound and hyphenated words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Compound Words Game
Compound Words Game
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Compound Words Game
Give your second grader some valuable practice with compound words. Formed from the words on the balloons, she'll write new words in the blank spaces.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make Compound Words
Make Compound Words
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Make Compound Words
Learn how we make compound words with a helpful practice sheet! Your child will practice putting two words together to form a compound word.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Putting Words Together
Putting Words Together
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Putting Words Together
In this worksheet, your child will explore this definition, by putting pairs of words together to make common compound words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make Your Own Compound Words
Make Your Own Compound Words
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Make Your Own Compound Words
Fish + bow = fishbow...? No, that's not right! Engage your young learners in understanding and forming compound words with this fun worksheet. Students will use words from a word bank to create compound words in this word structure activity.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Compound Words: Word to Word
Compound Words: Word to Word
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Compound Words: Word to Word
On this second grade 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
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Computer Word Search
Computer Word Search
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Computer Word Search
Though your child may know more about computers than you do, give him a fun activity where he can learn computer-themed words with a word search!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Look Inside!
Look Inside!
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Look Inside!
If your students need practice identifying the roots and affixes of a word to decode the meaning, then this worksheet is for you!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Compound Words: Match, Meaning, and Draw
Compound Words: Match, Meaning, and Draw
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Compound Words: Match, Meaning, and Draw
Children will draw from a word bank to form five new compound words, then write and illustrate their meaning.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Compound Word Puzzles
Compound Word Puzzles
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Compound Word Puzzles
Use this fun ocean-themed worksheet to help your students understand compound words!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Grammar Basics: Compound Words, Contractions, & Abbreviations
Grammar Basics: Compound Words, Contractions, & Abbreviations
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Grammar Basics: Compound Words, Contractions, & Abbreviations
Challenge your child to to identify compound words, contractions, and abbreviations in a short story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Words that Start with "G"
Words that Start with "G"
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Words that Start with "G"
Using sight words, help your beginning reader master words that start with the letter "G". She'll be strengthening her vocabulary by matching pictures to words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Compound and Hyphenated Compound Words

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.