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Compound Words

When children first start learning to read and write words, they learn simple words like it, play, and up. They learn sight words that they simply need to know just by looking at them. They also learn words that need to be decoded or sounded out. As they get older, the words get a little bigger, a little longer, and a little more complicated. There are many learning tools available to practice these new word building skills, including playing online games. They should also be reading every day and they should be read to by people who can model proper pronunciation and proper use of the words.

One type of word that they will learn is a compound word. A compound word combines two words to make one word. For example, playground and stovetop are compound words. So are crosswalk and baseball. Students can practice compound words in the books they read or use skills worksheets to put words together and take them apart. Another fun way for students to practice
compound words is with online games. A quick search for your topic, such as elementary compound word games, will lead you to plenty of entertaining games that will help reinforce this skill.