Compound Lessons

Do you know what a compound word is? Compound words are made of two or more words that when brought together create a new word with a new meaning. For example, the words pig and tail have individual meanings. However, when brought together to form pigtail, the new word has a completely different meaning than the two individual words.

Learning how to recognize and create compound words may be a tricky process for some. Sometimes a short lesson on compound words can be helpful. You can also try using fun online compound word games to practice. These types of tools can help you recognize compound words when you see them.

If you still seem to be having difficulty, there are creative ways to learn compound words. For instance, try creating a Compound Word costume. Everything in your costume is a compound word. Not only will you be learning about compound words, but everyone around you will have the chance to spot compound words from your costume!

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