Friday, November 11, 2011

Playing with Words

Learning about compound words can be lots of fun if approached in the right way. You may be surprised to find that your older kids might not know what a compound word is. My 13 year old asked me this morning what they were. I told him that they are basically two words stuck together.

There are tons of ways to teach about them. One of the ways I thought of is to challenge your kids to find as many compound words as they can in one room of your house. Perhaps it's your kitchen. Some of the words could be cupboard, tabletop, microwave...oh, wait microwave is not compound. This can open the door to teach about prefixes and suffixes. They can learn about root words and how they effect the meaning of different words.

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