Friday, 28 January 2011

Compound words

DD6 did some compound words last week - the presentation is really simple and great fun.

First put out a toy lady and ask for its name - write it on a strip of paper and place beneath the toy then show a toy bird and ask for its name - write it on a strip of paper and place beneath the toy

"watch this!" slide the two words together and ask what it says

"When I put lady and bird together I get a new word - Ladybird" (you can introduce a new toy here if you have one)

Repeat with foot and ball, cow and boy, lip and stick etc

Indicate the words lady and bird - "when these words are alone we call them root words - a root word is a word that has meaning. When you take two root words and combine them you create a new word, we call this new word a compound word"

The word 'compound' comes from the Latin word 'componere' which means to combine.

Once we had done the presentation I gave her a basket of root word toys and asked her to come up with some compound words of her own.

We followed up by playing a matching compound game from file folder fun
This game also had some blank snowmen to fill in - this is the game she made for her Dad.


Sarah said...

I love this compound word work. Such a great way to teach this concept.

Great job on your blog, it's one of my favorites! Take Care.


MommyKuehner said...

This is such a cool lesson!! I love it!

Pamela said...

Brilliant! However on some of your pages you are getting 'bleed through' of underlying words showing through on to the top layer :-) love ya!

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