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Vocabulary fun for primary students

March 18, 2020 4:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

One of my favorite wordplay projects for primary students involves compound words.  If you think about it, the list of compound words is quite plentiful:

Pigtail

Mailbox

Sunshine

Driveway

Hometown

Can't you envision sunshine enveloping a pigtailed child standing on her driveway watching the mailman deliver letters in her hometown?  Ask your child to draw the scene.  Could your child make up a different scene or story if she separated the compound words:  pig + tail or drive + way or home  + town?   Or, help you child come up with new words using an existing term, i.e., way: highway or beltway or skyway.  Rhyming adds to the fun.

You can even make a competition out of finding any number of compound words.  Set a timer and see who can come up with the most compound words in a minute.

Have fun and count +down!

 

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