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Identify the Two Words Making 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 the Two Words Making a Compound Word' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Compound Words

Difficulty level:  

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?


 

        teaapot                              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!

Over to you, word detective!

Type in the compound word shown by the image below.

 

a goldfish

Type in the compound word that is shown by the picture below.

 

Type in the compound word shown by the picture below.

 

A different type of question this time, word detective.

Which compound word is made from the two words below?

The words are shown as images.

 

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

The words are shown as images.

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

The words are shown as images.

 

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

 

Select ALL of the words that make a correct compound word.

one

no

body

person

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

 

Tick ALL of the correct options.

where

here

no

thing

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

Tick ALL of the correct answers.

hero

day

market

one

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

Tick ALL of the correct options.

no

power

star

five

  • Question 1

Over to you, word detective!

Type in the compound word shown by the image below.

 

a goldfish

CORRECT ANSWER
Goldfish
EDDIE SAYS
The image shows a goldfish. This compound word is made up of the words gold and fish. Excellent word work!
  • Question 2

Type in the compound word that is shown by the picture below.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Rainbow
EDDIE SAYS
The picture shows a rainbow. This is a compound word made up of the words rain and bow.
  • Question 3

Type in the compound word shown by the picture below.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Sunflower
EDDIE SAYS
The picture shows a sunflower. This is a compound word made up of the words sun and flower - in that order - not 'flowersun'!
  • Question 4

A different type of question this time, word detective.

Which compound word is made from the two words below?

The words are shown as images.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Football
EDDIE SAYS
The images are of a foot and a ball. If we put these together, we get the compound word football. Did you get that, or did you try to create the word 'legball'?!
  • Question 5

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

The words are shown as images.

CORRECT ANSWER
Cowboy
EDDIE SAYS
The pictures show a cow and a boy. These two words join to make the compound word cowboy.
  • Question 6

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

The words are shown as images.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Raincoat
EDDIE SAYS
The pictures show rain and a coat. These two words go together to make the compound word raincoat. Nearly there, word detective!
  • Question 7

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

 

Select ALL of the words that make a correct compound word.

CORRECT ANSWER
one
body
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are one and body. Every + one = everyone Every + body = everybody The other words do not join with every to make correct compound words.
  • Question 8

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

 

Tick ALL of the correct options.

CORRECT ANSWER
where
thing
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are where and thing. Every + where = everywhere Every + thing = everything The other two words do not make correct compound words.
  • Question 9

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

Tick ALL of the correct answers.

CORRECT ANSWER
hero
market
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are hero and market. Super + hero = superhero Super + market = supermarket You could speak about having a 'super day' but those are two separate words, not one compound word. How did you get on with this one?
  • Question 10

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

Tick ALL of the correct options.

CORRECT ANSWER
power
star
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are power and star. Super + power = superpower Super + star = superstar - and that's what you are, a superstar, completing this worksheet. Great work!
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