compound words worksheet pdf

compound words worksheet pdf

We often come across words like watchman, cheesecake, birthday, eggshell, treehouse, BlueTooth, merry-go-round, etc. If you look carefully, these words have something in common. These words are a combination of two or more words. When two or more words come together to form a single new word the meaning of which is different from either of the individual words, it is a compound word. To read about compound words in detail, check this post. You can also download the free anchor chart from that post.

I have prepared this PDF particularly for kids in kindergarten and first grade and it includes a set compound words worksheet for reading longer words that are decodable.

 

 

compound words worksheet kindergarten and grade 1

 


 

Before attempting these worksheets, it will be a good idea to read the decodable compound words list with children. This list includes decodable words and is a great way to introduce children to longer words. This set has helped my kids attain the confidence to read longer and challenging words and give them greater reading fluency.

After going through the decodable compound words list in your classroom or at home, introduce these worksheets.

These worksheets will help children understand how to break a word into two and also how two words come together to form one word. These worksheets are complemented with pictures and will enhance your child’s vocabulary.

 

compound words worksheet pdf for grade 1 and kindergarten

 


These worksheets will help children understand how to break a word into two and also how two words come together to form one word. These worksheets are complemented with pictures and will enhance your child’s vocabulary.

 

compound words worksheet for grade 1 and grade 2

 


 

dust + pan = dustpan

dumb + bell = dumbbell

 

 

compound words worksheet for grade 2 and grade 1

 


hand + print = handprint

back + hand = backhand

You can also discuss how the word ‘hand’ can be used for making various compound words like handmade, handstand, handshake, handbag etc.

 

compound words for kids by combining two words


 

These are also called compound word families. I have a set of worksheets especially for words like sun, heart, berry, man, house, ball etc. that can be used to make multiple compound words. Do try them.

 

 

compound words examples with pictures for kindergarten and first grade

 


 

The above worksheet in this PDF for compound words is a set of six puzzles. Cut along the dark lines and you will have six compound words with pictures. Now, cut along the dotted line for each puzzle and let the child form the picture and read the word.

 

 

compound words for kids with pictures

 


 

I make the children stick these puzzles in their notebook, color them, and then write a sentence using that word. If the children are not up to writing sentences yet, just have them stick the puzzle in their notebooks and write the compound word.

hand + bag = handbag

This pack is free for subscribers to download.