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Join Two Words to Make 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.

'Join Two Words to Make a Compound Word' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Compound Words

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

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.

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