Compound It!

Invite students to play a compound word game. First, have students make word cards for each of the words that make up the compound words in the Compound Words activity. Then have them find other compound words from previous units or from the Spelling Dictionary and make cards for them. Also ask them to make several smaller cards with a hyphen on each one. Now they are ready to play in pairs or small groups. Students will divide the shuffled word cards among the players, with each player also receiving a few hyphen cards. The player who can correctly put together the most compound words wins the round. Let students devise their own variations of the game.
word cards

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