What do you notice about the words sunrise, sunscreen, suntan, and sunset? Yes, they all have the word SUN in them. In this video, we learn all about compound words. A compound word is when two smaller words join together to make a longer word. The words SUN and RISE unite to make a new word, sunrise! Usually, the smaller words give us a clue as to what the longer compound word means. However, there are times when the smaller words don't really help us learn the meaning of the compound word, like pineapple. Pineapples have nothing to do with pine trees, and they aren't apples either. Hmm, can you think of any other silly compound words?
Learn that a compound word is when two smaller words join together to make a new word, like sunflower
Understand that usually, the smaller words that form a compound word give clues as to the meaning of the compound word, like doghouse
Practice breaking apart compound words to read longer words
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly; bookshelf, notebook, bookmark).