What's more fun than winter compound words. By the end of this lesson your students will know how to spell SNOW and they will be talking about winter! After introducing compound words go over the words on this worksheet. Make sure all students understand the meaning of each word. This is a great vocabulary lesson. You can even make it a game by prompting students to guess the word. " You might build one of these in the winter?" SNOWMAN! Have students first highlight the two parts of each compound word with two different color highlighters. Then have students carefully draw an illustration of each compound word. I find when I give students a small space for illustrating they are more detailed and careful.
As a follow-up lesson the following day or at another literacy center have students write each word in a sentence. With young children I encourage a simple complete sentence so they get the idea that a sentence tells me something. For example MY snowman is big! Of course students with a strong writing ability can be more independent and elaborate with their sentences. Focus on correction areas as required by the age/grade/level you are teaching
Continuing this lesson with winter compound words another follow-up lesson would be for the students to create a winter story using at least five of the compound words from the sheet. This gives them some support in their writing because they have a list of words to include in their story. Remind students to include an introduction sentence, details in the middle, and an ending sentence to conclude their story. Also give their story a title. Sharing each students story is a lot of fun and also encourages children to write with pride.