Hameray Classroom Literacy Blog

Using Literacy Work Stations to Teach Compound Words—with FREE download!

This is a guest post by blogger Laureen. If you like what you see here, you can check out her blog,   Teach with Laughter , for more of her writing.

Hi again! I’ve been enjoying my visits here on the Hameray Classroom Literacy Blog.  I enjoy creating engaging, hands-on literacy activities for my students and am delighted that I have been asked to share some of them here.

The last time I visited, I shared a writing activity that could be used with the   Story World Real World Gingerbread Man    set.  Each year, when I do a gingerbread theme in my classroom, I take the opportunity to do some review of compound words.  After all, gingerbread is the tastiest compound word I know!

Here is a word work literacy station that students can work at independently:

Students will match the gingerbread cards to create compound words   and the recording page will allow you to check for understanding.    I have included a student instruction card to build independence. 

I know I’ve said it before but you really should check out the   Story World Real World   series .  


Laureen is a first-grade teacher in Canada. She has been teaching kindergarten and grade one for more than twenty years.   Laureen loves to make learning fun and you can find her at her blog,   Teach With Laugh ter . You can also   visit her TPT page here .


To learn more about   Story World Real World ,   click here to visit our website , or click the series highlights image below to download information sheets with key features .   To get today's free activity download, click the image to the right below!