When two small words are joined together, the new word is called a compound word. Use the printable worksheets and activities below to help you teach students about this phonics skill.
BasicCompound Words 1 Free
Put the two smaller words together to make a new word. example: sun + shine = sunshineCompound Words 2 Member
Find the compound word in each sentence and break it up into the two smaller words.
IntermediateCut & Glue Compound Words Activity Free
Match up the word parts to make a new word. Hands-on cutting, sorting, and gluing activity.Compound Word Worksheet Member
Choose the two parts that go together to complete each word. Give a definition of the newly created word.Compound Word Practice Member
This printable has 3 parts. Part 1: Circle the compound word. Part 2: Which word is compound? Part 3: Think up a compound word to complete each sentence.ABC Compound Words A through L Member
Challenging activity in which kids brainstorm compound words for each letter of the alphabet. They're given the first half of each word and have to think of word combinations.ABC Compound Words M through Z Member
Second half of ABC Compound Words worksheet above. Great activity for teaching compound words and dictionary skills.
AdvancedCompound Words 3 Member
Draw lines to make compound word combinations.Compound Words 4 Member
Can you find all of the CWs hidden in the puzzle? Words include chalkboard, candlestick, toothpaste, and more.Compound Words 5 Member
Try to unscramble these compound words. Words include wheelchair, newscast, everybody, and more.
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