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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.

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'Identify the Two Words Making a Compound Word' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 11+ worksheets

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?


        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.

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