This literacy center has been developed to engage your students in creating compound words in a fun and interactive way. Students will use word cards to place beginning and ending words on a rainbow in order to create a compound word. This center includes 128 compound word combinations, differentiated recording sheets, and clear teacher instructions. Compound words range from first to third grade reading level. Choose between having your students simply write down the compound word that they created or ask them to illustrate or write the meaning of this word. This center is directly aligned to ELA standard L.2.4.D.