Compound Words, Literacy, Grade 2, 3


Compound Words

This is a one page activity with twenty-two words. Together they make up eleven compound words. The child matches them. The correct answers will be obvious to any adult. It includes words like postman and overcoat.

Parents and their Grade 2 or 3 child. It’s important to remember that there’s a big difference between the beginning of Grade 2 and the end of Grade 3. The middle twelve month period of these year levels would be a good level for this literacy task.

Reasonable duplication is allowed under this Copyright for teaching purposes for any sized group.


Compound Words

Compound Words is a one page activity for Grade 2 or 3. It is a set of twenty two words. The child matches the words in one column with each word in the second column. There are words such as door and mat, eye and lash.

Who Uses This Item

Any parent can use this with their Grade 2 or Grade 3 child. It supports what is going on in classrooms. Doing this with your child will confirm whether he or she can knows what a compound word, can read the smaller words and can match the words.


This will help any non-teacher with some hints and ideas on how to teach better.

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