Language Arts, Compound Words, Grade 1st, ESL
5 pack 3x3 Post-it® Super Sticky Notes, black marker, Post-it® Easel Pad
10 - 20 minutes
Write a word on a Post-it® Super Sticky Note that can be combined with another word to create a compound word. For example, write "pop" on one note and "corn" on another. Make a number of options.
While the students are out of the room, place the Post-it® Super Sticky Notes containing the individual words all around the room.
Next, place a Post-it® Easel Pad in the middle of the room.
When the students return, let them hunt for words around the room. Challenge them to find suitable matches to make a compound word.
When they’ve found a match, have them place both Post-it® Notes on the Post-it® Easel Pad. Continue until all of the words are found and matched. Move your Post-it® Easel Pad to a wall as a Compound Word Wall for the year.
For an extra challenge, only put out the first word of the compound words and let the students finish the back half.