Compound Words Card Sort Activity

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Virtually Montessori
Grade Levels
1st - 2nd
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This card sort activity is intended for practice identifying compound words. The five sets of cards contain 20 cards each (to create 10 compound words per set). The student may work on the card sort independently or with a partner.

Included in this material
• 5 sets of compound word cards (10 compound words, using 20 cards per set), with card set number labeled on each card
• Answer key
• Recording sheet

Words Used in the Sorts
• Set 1: airport, baseball, bathtub, butterfly, fireplace, ladybug, pancake, rainbow, snowman, toothbrush
• Set 2: afternoon, bedroom, cowboy, fireman, goldfish, jellyfish, playground, popcorn, strawberry, sunshine
• Set 3: basketball, bathroom, cupcake, earring, eyelid, flashlight, grandfather, mailbox, nightgown, sailboat
• Set 4: backpack, bookshelf, eyeball, footprint, raindrop, seashore, sidewalk, skateboard, stoplight, watermelon
• Set 5: caveman, earthquake, fingerprint, handshake, highway, paperclip, ponytail, sandpaper, skyscraper, toothpick

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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