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Identify Two Words in a Compound Word

In this worksheet, students will identify the words within a compound word and state the compound word made by separate words. It will develop students' vocabulary and problem solving skills.

'Identify Two Words in a Compound Word' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Compound Words

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

What do we have here word detective?  

Can you help us solve this challenge?


 

What do the words below have in common?

 

       teapot                             popcorn                          bedroom

                teapot                                             popcorn                                       bedroom


 

They are all made up of two smaller words!

These words are called compound words and are made when smaller words join together to make a longer word.

tea + pot = teapot

pop corn = popcorn

bed + room = bedroom


 

Can you be a superhero (compound word alert!) and identify the compound words from the pictures below?


 

footprint                                        armchair


 

Many compound words begin with the word some.

some + thing = something

some + one = someone

some + where = somewhere


 

Can you think of any other compound words beginning with some?


 

 

In this activity, you will need to be a superstar spotter and find two words that join together to make a longer word.

Let's get started!

Now, we're off, word detective!

 

Type in the compound word shown by the picture below.

 

football

Type in the compound word shown by the picture below.

 

butterfly

Type in the compound word shown by the picture below.

This one is a bit different, word detective.

 

Which compound word is made from the two separate words below?

The words are shown as images.​

Which compound word can be made from the two words below?

The words are shown as images.​

 

 

Which compound word can be made from the two words below?

The words are shown as images.​

 

Which of the following words can join with the word some to make a compound word?

 

Be careful as there could be more than one correct answer.

thing

two

one

her

Which of the following words can be joined with some to make a compound word?

 

Remember to tick all of the correct answers.

where

clock

big

body

Which of the following words can be joined with some to make a compound word?

 

Remember to tick all of the correct answers.

how

who

time

which

Which of the following words can join with some to make a compound word?

when

what

day

why

  • Question 1

Now, we're off, word detective!

 

Type in the compound word shown by the picture below.

 

football

CORRECT ANSWER
Football
EDDIE SAYS
The picture shows a football. This compound word is made up of the words foot and ball. Did you get that word spotter?
  • Question 2

Type in the compound word shown by the picture below.

 

butterfly

CORRECT ANSWER
Butterfly
EDDIE SAYS
The image shows a butterfly. This compound word is made up of the words butter and fly. Great work!
  • Question 3

Type in the compound word shown by the picture below.

CORRECT ANSWER
Cupcake
EDDIE SAYS
This picture shows a cupcake. This compound word is made up of the words cup and cake. Did you get that one, or did you get distracted by the delicious looking cake?
  • Question 4

This one is a bit different, word detective.

 

Which compound word is made from the two separate words below?

The words are shown as images.​

CORRECT ANSWER
Goldfish
EDDIE SAYS
The images show the words gold and fish - if we put these together, we get the compound word goldfish. Did you get this one or did you go for 'chocolate bar fish!'
  • Question 5

Which compound word can be made from the two words below?

The words are shown as images.​

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Sunflower
EDDIE SAYS
The pictures show a sun and a flower. If we put these two words together, we get the compound word sunflower. Keep going, word detective - you're doing a great job!
  • Question 6

Which compound word can be made from the two words below?

The words are shown as images.​

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Basketball
EDDIE SAYS
The images show a basket and a ball. Together, these make the compound word basketball - not 'picnicball!'
  • Question 7

Which of the following words can join with the word some to make a compound word?

 

Be careful as there could be more than one correct answer.

CORRECT ANSWER
thing
one
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are thing and one. If we join some and thing we get something, and if we join some and one we get someone. Remember to check for all of the correct answers.
  • Question 8

Which of the following words can be joined with some to make a compound word?

 

Remember to tick all of the correct answers.

CORRECT ANSWER
where
body
EDDIE SAYS
The word where joins with some to make somewhere, and the word body joins with some to make somebody. Great effort, detective!
  • Question 9

Which of the following words can be joined with some to make a compound word?

 

Remember to tick all of the correct answers.

CORRECT ANSWER
how
time
EDDIE SAYS
The word some can be joined to the words how and time to create the compound words, somehow and sometime. Did you get those or did you try to create a lovely new word 'somewho'?!!
  • Question 10

Which of the following words can join with some to make a compound word?

CORRECT ANSWER
what
day
EDDIE SAYS
Some + what = somewhat and some + day = someday. The other two combinations do not make real compound words. You've reached the end of the activity, word spotter - great work!!
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