Compound Word Matching

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Compound Word Matching
Language - Word Study
Compound Words 4.JPG
Materials compound word matching cards
small tray

In this activity the child matches pair of cards with the beginnings and ends of compound words.
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  1. Carry the tray to a mat or table. Place it in the upper right-hand corner.
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  2. Lay out the cards for the first half of the words along the left edge of the table.
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  3. Take a card with a second half of a word. Compare it to the top card with the first half of a word. Say the two halves of the word together to see if they make sense. If they don't go together, compare it to the next card, and so forth.
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  4. Continue until a match is found.
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  5. Repeat this process with the rest of the cards until all the compound words have been matched.
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  6. Be sure to randomize each set of cards before putting away.

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