November 24th 2007 06:40
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Compound Words - page 1.
Notes for teachers – Compound Words.
Parents/Carers/Tutors adjust the activity to suit your circumstances.
This activity introduces/consolidates compound words.
Children love studying words. A compound word is made up of two smaller words.
Reading the story “The Twin’s Birthday” gives the children an interesting activity to search for compound words.
• Make sure the children understand what a compound word is before they attempt the activity.
• Decide whether the children will work individually or in pairs. Perhaps they could work in pairs to read the story and help each other find the compound words and then each child write the compound words on her/his own sheet of paper.
The story “The Twins’ Birthday” could be revisited to observe/consolidate where speech marks are used when writing a story. It is beneficial to bring this to the children’s attention as often as possible.
The story could lead into a discussion about birthdays. The children could draw/paint and write about a present they would like to receive or the best present they have ever received.
Jill called her frog Rob. What would the children call a frog if they had it for a pet?
What would they call a goldfish if they had it for a pet? This activity consolidates the rule that a name begins with a capital letter. Whether it is the name of a person (eg Jill, Tom), a pet, a town, a country, a month or a day (etc) it has a capital letter.
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Compound Words - page 2.
Read the story called “The Twins’ Birthday”. As you read underline any compound words you find.
When you are sure you have underlined all the compound words write them neatly on the lines below. Write each compound word once, even if it is used more than once in the story.
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Compound Words - page 3.
The Twins’ Birthday
Today is Tom and Jill’s birthday. Mum and Dad said they would take the children to the pet shop to buy a present each.
Tom said he would like a goldfish for his birthday.
Jill said she would like a frog for her birthday.
They all got into the car.
Jill did her seatbelt up all by herself.
Tom did his seatbelt up all by himself.
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When they arrived at the pet shop they went inside.
Tom looked for the goldfish.
“There is one behind the seaweed,” he said.
“Can I please have that one?”
“We cannot go home without some fish food,”
Jill looked for the frogs.
She saw them in a glass box.
“Can I please have the one that is
asleep on the rocks?” she asked.
“You cannot go home without some crickets for him to eat,” the shopkeeper told them.
Mum paid for the presents.
“Thank you,” said Jill. “I will call my frog Rob.”
“Thank you,” said Tom. “This is the best present ever.”