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In this lesson the students will be introduced to compound words through the use of a multimedia presentation. Students will then form compound words through the use of teacher-made puzzles. Finally, the students will participate in a game in which they "catch" compound words projected from an overhead projector by using strips of white poster paper.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will match and combine two words to form a compound word. Students will identify compound words from a list of words.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
31 to 60 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Small bag of teacher-made compound word zigzag puzzles for each group of 2-3 students, a transparency prepared with compound words as well as other words, a strip of white poster paper, and compound word worksheet (attached)
Technology Resources Needed:
Computer, PowerPoint presentation (attached), digital projector
Print a collection of compound words on sentence strips and laminate. Make puzzles by cutting each laminated compound word in a zigzag fashion between the two words that form the compound word. Prepare enough for each study group of 2 or 3 students to have a set of 5-6 compound word puzzles. Place each set into a small bag. Prepare an overhead transparency by writing compound words as well as other words on the transparency in a random fashion, spacing far apart. Cut a strip of white poster paper large enough to be used to "catch" a compound word. Make copies of compound word assesment sheet (attached) for each student.
The attached worksheet will be used as an assessment.
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