Lesson Planning for Understand and locate some Compound Words from various Text Sources
Students` Learning Outcomes
- Understand and locate some compound words from various text sources.
Information for Teachers
- Compound words are formed by joining two or more simple words to create a new word with a different meaning, as; ‘air + plane’ = airplane, play + ground = playground
- Compound words are words that are formed from complete words and not prefixes or suffixes: week + end = weekend but week + ly is not a compound word.
- Studying compound words is fun, helps students understand the language, builds an interest in words and will help prepare students to learn prefixes, suffixes and word roots.
- While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult textbook at all steps where and when applicable.
Material / Resources
Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, textbook, notebooks
- Tell the students that today you are going to help them learn a trick to increase their vocabulary
- Remind them addition sums and signs of + and =.
- Introduce compound words to the students by writing following words as sums;
- Star + fish = star fish
- Cup + cake = cupcake
- Rain + water = rainwater
- Rain + drop = raindrop
- Write the following words on the writing board or make flashcards of these words, as; playground, breakfast, lunchbox
- Ask the students to break up these words to make two different words e.g. lunch and box.
- Tell the students these words are compound words with the help of above mentioned information
- Ask them to look up more compound words from their textbook (Note of teacher: please select an appropriate text with compound words from the textbook, which itself is a compound word.
- Write the following exercise on the writing board and ask the students to copy in their notebooks.
- Tell them to work in pairs and combine the word on the left with another word in the list to make a compound word.
1. Hand +_________ (End, day)
- Compound word: Weekend
2. Sun + __________ (shine set flower)
- Compound word: Sunshine set flower
3. Bed + ________ (room)
- Compound word: Bedroom
4. Butter + ______ (fly)
- Compound word: Butterfly
- Ask the students to copy the exercise in their notebooks.
- Tell them to work in pairs and identify the compound words, as;
- Handshake, suitcase, beehive, bedtime, newspapers
- Shake hands: _______________
- Time for bed: ______________
- Paper filled with news ________
- Bees live in ________________
- Pack cloth in this ___________
Conclusion / Sum up
- What are compound words?
- Tell some compound words.
- Write the correct answers on the writing board and ask the students to do the self-correction.
- Take rounds of the class and ask the students about their scores.
- Ask the students to write the wrong sentences again.
- Teacher is also required to involve the students in solving the problems given in the exercise at end of unit / chapter.
- Ask the students to find out five compound words from their English books and make one more word from the root word of that compound word.