Two’s Company; Three’s a Crowd is an activity designed to give students practice with recognizing compound words or words that go together in common phrases. It can be used with small groups, individual students, or even an entire class. It's a good way to begin or end a Language Arts class with the entire class, taking at most five minutes to present an item or two.
Here’s how it works… Present the first card to your class by writing the three words on the board: strong, block, line. Students would need to guess that the one word that could combine with all three would be head for it combines with the word "strong" to form "head strong;" with the word "block" to form "block head;" and with the word "line" to form "headline."
To use as a literacy center, simply print all of the pieces for Two’s Company; Three’s a Crowd on card stock or heavy weight paper. For durability, laminate all the pieces then cut them apart. Store all the pieces in a large envelope or zipper style plastic bag and your literacy center is ready to use.