When two or more words come together to form a single new word the meaning of which is different from either of the individual words, it is a compound word.
Example: hotdog, bagpipe, butterfly, pancake etc.
To read about compound words in detail, check this post. You can also download the free anchor chart from that post.
Let’s discuss the worksheets that you will find in the pack I am sharing in this post.
In the first worksheet, join the words to form a compound word. Write the words and draw them, The words are hotdog, rainbow, matchstick and popcorn. These words are easy and simple for the kids to draw.
Read the words in the word box. Identify the pictures and then join both the pictures to form a compound word. In this picture, the children will understand how two words come together to form a completely new word with a different meaning from its individual words.
Read the words on the flip flops. Match the ones that form a compound word together, Write the words. The words are sunset, bathtub, hotdog, kidnap and hilltop.
In the above worksheet, the names of pictures are mentioned in the word box. Read the words. Now, identify the pictures and write the words to form a compound word. The pictures in the centre are common to the both the pictures to its left and right.
Identify the pictures. Pick one word each from the word boxes above to form a compound word. The words are snowman, jellyfish, popcorn, toothbrush, handbag, butterfly, raincoat and footprint.
In the next worksheet, the first part of the word is given. Identify the picture and then find the second word to complete the compound word. You can use the words from the word box to complete the word.
In the last worksheet, match the pictures to form a compound word. You can also use the sentences below to understand what the compound words are.
This is a comprehensive pack to understand compound words. It will help children chunk the big words and read them. Children will be much more comfortable reading big words after understanding these words. These words build vocabulary and these interesting worksheets will complement this learning.