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Year 2 Compound Words SPaG Worksheets

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These bright, appealing grammar worksheets are a great help for practising and revising the use of compound words in Y2. There are three worksheets in total, covering the following five sections – ‘understand’, ‘challenge’, ‘test’, ‘explain’ and ‘apply’.

  • Understand

    Students match a selection of blue words with a series of red words to create 10 compound words.

  • Challenge

    Students write three sentences, each including a compound word, in response to a trio of image prompts.

  • Test

    Students identify the constituent words of existing compound words; pick out compound words within sentences; and complete five sentences with missing compound words.

  • Explain

    ‘Using your own words, explain what a compound word is.’

  • Apply

    Students compose a brief story that uses at least 5 compound words; they have the option to choose from a selection of 48 compound words contained within a grid or use their own suggestions.

  • What is a compound word?

    A word that can be formed from combining two or more root words, which can often have different meanings. Each part of the compound word is spelt as it would be if it were on its own.

    • suitcase
    • strawberry
    • handbag
    • something
    • fingertip
    • anybody

    • Worksheets featuring five sections: understand challenge test explain and apply. Activities include SATs style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses with eye-catching images as prompts
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