Common Core Language Arts activities for students to predict the meaning of compound words. Your students will be engaged while completing these varied activities which have your students apply their knowledge of compound words.
2nd Grade Common Core Standards:
L.2.4d: Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words.
L.2.2e: Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.
What can your students do?
*Create a 1/2 page Compound Word Dictionary with as many pages as you want. Another Common Core Standard is touched upon as students use these as a reference material later to check for correct spellings. An example is included to show where students draw their own picture, write the word, and then define it. Great for a center activity! These would also make a fun bulletin board to use as an educational resource if you have limited space.
*Select one of 30 compound word pages which have a graphic to color and write about. Put them all together to have a class reference book or an educational bulletin board. A blank is also included for artistic students who prefer to draw their own illustrations.
*Complete 2 interactive journal pages. One version already has words with room on the side for an illustration to be drawn. The other is blank so students can select their own compound words to define. Just cut on the dotted lines, glue in your journal and write the meaning under the flap.
*Build knowledge with 11 practice worksheets with varied skill level activities.
Start with just connecting two words to build a compound word. Then cut and past to match up the word and definition. Work up to predicting the meanings of the words. Finally, a blank page is available to use with compound word flashcards you might have purchased or your own brainstormed class list. Something for every level of knowledge.
"Compound Word" Anchor chart page provided in color, black & white, or bubble letters students can color.
I wished for activities that helped really show what my students know while also addressing CCSS. I hope these will help your students too.