This template was used in a lesson to help my kids understand what compound words mean. We were reading a text that involved many compound words, so we developed this strategy to help them break apart the word to decipher its meaning. The kids LOVED it and we have reviewed this chart many times.
We did one large one as a class. One on a worksheet as a class, and then I copied a worksheet with 4 on each (why there are four duplicate pages - select the print multiply copies per page option in Adobe) and they worked through four words I selected on their own.