I have had so much fun with compound words this week! I found some fantastic new clip art by Kate Hadfield, and just had to use it to make some great new products! The first thing I have finished is my I Spy Compound Words! unit.
I know how much kids love to search and find objects in pictures, and I Spy Compound Words! has children having fun while searching for pictures of compound words in a set of 8 different scenes. There are between 12 and 17 compound words to be found in each scene. Aren't they cute? I just love how they turned out! I have 8 different scenes I created: School Days, Life on the Farm, It's Apple Picking Time!, Snowy Days, Springtime, Fun in the Sun, Under the Sea, and Under the Stars.
These can be used with children as young as Kindergarten and they are great for students in grades 1-3. If you have ELL students, they are a great way to help them with vocabulary.
You may project the scenes on your Smartboard or whiteboard for a whole class activity. Wouldn't this be a fun way to start your morning each day you study compound words? They're also great to use in a center. You simply print out the 8 scenes and the accompanying compound word cords for each scene. Laminate the scenes or put them in sheet protectors for the kiddos to use overhead markers to circle the compound words they find.
There are accompany compound words cards with just words, or words and pictures so you can differentiate based on the needs of your students. For advanced students, have them find the compound words without using any cards. There is even a recording sheet for the kiddos to record the compound words they find.
Understanding and knowing compound words is an integral skills in the new CCSS. I Spy Compound Words! Addresses the following Common Core Standards:
Kindergarten : K.L.6 and K.RFS.3.c
1st: 1.L.6 and 1.RFS.3
3rd: 3.RFS.3, 3.L.2.e, 3.L.4 and 3.L.6
4th: 4.L.4.c and 4.L.6
Click on the pictures above to go to my Teachers Pay Teachers store to check them out!
I have another really cool product for Compound Words that should be finished this week!
That's all for today! Remember to always.... Keep 'em Thinking!