Morpheme Structures: Compound Word Puzzles

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Putting word parts together to make compound words is kind of like working on a puzzle; when two pieces fit together, you just know! Invite your kids to play with these word puzzle pieces to create 12 different compound words. They record their findings on separate page, which is included.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Print the puzzle pieces on card stock and laminate if desired to extend life
  • Play as a class before sending learners off to work with a partner or individually
  • Add this activity into an already existing unit on compound words
Classroom Considerations

  • The final step of the activity is teacher evaluation; while it's not exactly clear what this means, it could constitute reviewing each word with the class or collecting the record pages and grading them, among other things
Pros

  • Comes with a blank page of puzzle pieces that you can use to add compound words to the activity
  • The puzzle pieces are nice and big and will be easy for young hands to move around
Cons

  • None
Common Core