Forming Words

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Grade Level
Elementary School
Length of Time
45 minutes

This lesson has two parts. Part One is putting compound words together. Part Two is putting the first part of a word listed in Column A with the last part of the word listed in Column B.


Students will learn:
To put words together to form compound words
To form words by putting together the first part of the word with the last part

Materials Needed

The worksheet I have included
Pencils and Erasers


First, you will copy the worksheet so that each student will have a copy.

Then, you will write some examples on the board to show them what they are to do.

Here are some examples:

1. Pap A. day

2. Sun B. er

3. Mar C. ust

4. Ju D. ch

5. Aug E. ly

After you have explained how to do the concept, then you can pass out the worksheet so the students can work independently.

Worksheet - Making Words

Part One - Compound Words

Column A Column B

1. Base A. berry

2. Some B. yard

3. Any C. mother

4. Book D. ball

5. Home E. where

6. Blue F. back

7. Grand G. book

8. Paper H. ground

9. Text I. store

10. Back J. work

Part Two - Putting Letters Together

Directions: Match the first part of the words in Column A with the last part of the words in Column B.

Column A Column B

1. Christ A. day

2. Hallo B. uary

3. Jan C. ween

4. Birth D. mas

5. Mon E. per

6. Thanks F. ing

7. Grand G. chen

8. Pa H. day

9. Com I. son

10. Kit J. giving


You can grade the students on the number correct out of the total possible, which is 20.

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