Today we reviewed compound words.
First, we watched the BrainPop Jr. video.
Something new to students was the idea of different types of compound words. For this, we stopped by the teacher resources from Spelling City.
There are THREE different types of compound words, closed, hyphenated, and open compound words!
Next, Mrs. Yollis got out some compound word cards. Each student was given half of a compound word. The object was to find a student with the other half. Together two students made ONE compound word.
Once all the compound words were formed, we started making an array to figure out how many compound words we had in all. An array is a multiplication word we recently learned. When you line up objects in equal rows and columns, it makes it easy to get the total, or product.
The first attempt is shown below. Students thought they had eight rows of four. So, 8 x 4 = 32 compound words.
Students soon realized that we had eight rows. However, some rows had four compound words and some rows had three compound words.
We did some figuring, and realized we had 30 words.
Once we realized we had 30 words, we started building real arrays.
6 rows of 5
15 rows of 2
2 rows of 15
3 rows of 10
What arrays did we miss?
Leave a comment using at least FOUR compound words!