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Book: Thumbtacks, Earwax, Lipsick, Dipstick: What Is A Compound Word? By Brian Cleary. A lighthearted book seeks to defuse the beginning reader’s fear of long compound words by showing that they are made up of short simple ones.
Thumbtacks, Earwax, Lipstick, Dipstick: What Is a Compound Word? (Words Are Categorical): Brian P. Cleary, Brian Gable: 9780761349174: Amazon.com: Books
This wacky title explains what compound words are and provides an overabundance of examples, all in bouncy, rhyming verse and accompanied by kid-friendly, cartoon illustrations.
First Grade Lyons' Den: Word Work
Fun idea to introduce compound words! this will be important for my mail order husband.
Compound Words flip book - student made! Plus, this could be adapted for various grade level!
compound cookies: compound words are like a recipe, mix ingredients together to make something new.
2nd Grade Smarty-Arties taught by the Groovy Grandma!: literacy centers
Winter Cupcakes Compound Words Match-Up
Compound word activity as well as other great ideas. This was done by a first grade teacher, but most ideas could be adapted for older grades.
A good story to use when teaching compound words. Duffy talks about using texts and finding unknown words and breaking them down to get a meaning.
Free Printable Vocabulary Activities Paint sample compound words. Love it, interactive way to get students to come up with their own compound words.
Recipe for Compound Words So cute! even has a mini unit coming