For many students, a lesson on compound words marks the first time they become aware of the
component parts of words. This kicks off the process of learning about word roots, suffixes and prefixes. This lesson plans relies on a series of free online flash games that can be used to introduce the idea of a compound word (it's very visual) followed by a series of interactive exercises that the class can do as a group or individually. Requires no preparation. It does require a computer or projection screen with internet access.