1-2-3 Come Learn Some New Compound Words With Me!
Summer is a wonderful time to revamp things for next year. My daughter could never understand why I was always working on teacher stuff, no matter how many years I had taught a certain grade.
She felt that things should get easier and therefore the time commitment for "making stuff" less. Even though things did get easier, I was always revamping and trying to make lessons more exciting and current.
I also have this unquenchable drive to learn new things, and really enjoy spending hours designing educational items. It's like an addictive hobby for me.
Surfing the Net doing research on something that I'm designing, is exciting for me. I feel like I'm on a treasure hunt of sorts, and not a day goes by where I don't learn something new and extremely interesting.
I think that's one of the best things about computers, you have an unbelievable resource at your fingertips on just about anything you're looking for. Thus it goes when I make a word list.
It's never quite finished, as I'm always discovering new words to add to my lists. Just when I think I've exhausted anymore possibilities, another word comes my way and I add it to my notebook, 'til I've reached a point where it's worth redoing the published item. I'm going to put this list to rest now as 3,000+ seems pretty comprehensive.
I've added over 500 new compound words in this 6th and final update, for a grand total of 3,317 compound words! It's also in alphabetical order for easy reference. So that your students can make their own compound word dictionaries, I've made a helpful dictionary cover template,
I also thought it would be fun to feature a new compound word each day, as an interesting way to count up to 100 Day.
So that your students can make their own compound word dictionaries. After discussing the word, students write it in their personal dictionary. What a quick and easy way to build vocabulary!
To get things rolling, I've included a poster for the compound word of the day, as well as a definition of a compound word poster, that you can use as an anchor chart.
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Let's Go! Let's Get Out In That SNOW!
Yesterday I updated and posted the ordinal number winter poster packet to rave reviews. (Thanks! So glad you liked it. I guess lots of teachers & parents were in the same boat. ) This sort of “What goes on next?” always helped my Y5’s and expedited things, so we could waddle out for recess before the bell rang to come back in!
I decided to follow that up by updating an emergent reader booklet on the same subject, that will help you review Common Core State Standards: RF.K1a, RF.K1c, RF.K3c, L.K2a, L.K2b
Like the poster, the booklet helps your students identify winter clothing words and the order clothes should be put on. Students correct the sentences by adding ending punctuation and a capital letter to the beginning word.
They trace and then write the ordinal number, as well as the article of clothing that is put on.
Students use pictures as clues to read the sentences, as they cut and glue other pictures to the matching numbered boxes. This packet is great for your Daily 5 word work activities.
There are 58 words in the booklet, 30 of which are Dolch sight words. I've included 58 traceable word cards to practice with, as well as worksheets involving contractions also found in the booklet, plus some word work with compound words.
Since the booklet is all about getting ready to go out to play in snowy winter weather, I thought it would be fun to see how many compound words starting with the word snow, I could come up with.
Can you think up more than my 15? I’d love hearing from you! I still don’t understand why snow pants is not a compound word! Anyone have an answer to that? firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment here.
The packet also includes:
Click on the link to view/download the Let’s Go! Let’s Play In The Snow Easy Reader Booklet Be sure to scroll down for yesterday's article "This Is How We Get Ready" if you missed it, and grab the matching FREEBIES.
Thanks for visiting. My feet have hit the floor running today, as my Christmas decorations need to be taken down and packed away, along with a myriad of other things. Anyone else hate that job?
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