Here is a fun and challenging way for your students to gain familiarity with compound words. Each of these 32 cards features six words that can be combined to make three compound words. The challenge is to correctly match the words, since each word can only be used one time.
In addition to the 32 task cards, there is also a cover card and three challenge cards that can be used with any other card in the set to extend the learning. Two different student response sheets and an answer key are also included.
One suggestion is to have four markers available (such as pennies, or cubes), so that students can cover the words they have already used on a card. This will make it easier for them to see the choices that are left.
These cards were made to be printed in color, but will print out fine in gray scale too. They should print out with even margins around the cards; however, because every printer is different, it is possible that you may need to adjust your printer settings. Selecting “actual size” or adjusting the size percentage should do the trick. Cut the cards apart using the dotted guidelines (discarding the bottom strip). Laminate if possible. Another option is to print on cardstock.
Purchasing this product grants permission for use by one teacher in his or her own classroom.