November 16, 2014

Introducing Compound Words with a FREEBIE!

Compound Words.
I just LOVE them!
They are so much fun to teach because firsties just LOVE them too.

I introduced them last week using my anchor chart I created below.
{I most always pre-make my charts for the purpose of introducing a topic}
We also watched Dr. Jean's catchy song. My class this year is a singing group!

We read the book Once There Was a Bull.... (Frog).
This book is a great compliment to an introductory lesson as well. It gets the kids involved as they guess the second half of the compound word using the clues the book lends.

In small groups we played a card match game. I wrote compound words on 2 different color cards and the kiddos had to match the two words together to make a new one.

I put together a FREEBIE with all the activities mentioned in this post (minus the book and song).

Click on the picture above to download.
It includes:
*anchor chart
*center game
*recording sheet

Have a great week and happy {almost} Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the book idea and freebie! It's such a simple but fun way to introduce compound words. I'll definitely be using it with my higher group of kindergartners!

    Kindergarten Teacher at the Wheel