Compound Words

Mastering Compound Words: Vocabulary for Early Readers (20 Pages)

Teaching young children about compound words can be a fun and engaging way to expand their vocabulary and enhance their reading skills. Compound words, which are formed by combining two smaller words to create a new word with its own meaning, are an essential part of the English language. Here’s how you can help early readers master compound words with effective strategies and activities.

What Are Compound Words?

Compound words are made up of two or more smaller words that join together to form a new word with a distinct meaning. For example:

  • Butterfly (butter + fly)
  • Snowman (snow + man)
  • Rainbow (rain + bow)

Understanding compound words helps children improve their reading comprehension and expand their vocabulary. Here are some strategies to teach compound words to early readers.

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