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



fish + bowl = fishbowl



foot + ball = football




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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