A compound word is two or more small words put together to make a new word. 

Check out the compound words below

dog + house = doghouse


 
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fish + bowl = fishbowl


 
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foot + ball = football


 
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Compound words help you when you are reading. 
When you come to a word that may be hard, look inside for little words you know. 

Can you find the compound words in the sentences below?
 

1.  I like to play basketball with my friends.

    

2.  My bedroom is painted blue.

    

3.  I like to play outside with my sister.

    

4.  We went downtown to catch the bus.

     

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