EL Support Lesson
Students will be able to identify and read the parts of a compound word.
Students will be able to read grade level compound words with multi-syllables using visual and written supports.
- Display pieces from a familiar puzzle to the class, ask the students to identify what it is.
- Access prior knowledge by having students turn and talk to a peer to answer the question, "What do we do with a puzzle?"
- Provide students with the sentence starter to support their pair share discussion, "I think a puzzle is ____."
Building academic language
- Have students share out their ideas and define a puzzle as something with more than one piece that fits together to make something new, and that is usually used in the classroom (to put the pieces together to make a new picture).
- Explain to students that today they will learn about special words, called compound words. Compound words are like puzzles, because they take two words and put them together to make a new word.
- Display the vocabulary words with student-friendly definitions and visuals.
- Point to your foot and ask students to name the body part.
- Display the image (or physical object of the ball) and ask students to name the image.
- Repeat the two words together and have the students say each word aloud (foot + ball).
- Ask the students what the new word is, "football" write the new word on the board.
- Explain that when we put two words together to make a new word, it is called a compound word.
- Repeat the same activity as above using images you have collected (butterfly, ladybug, rattle snake, etc.).
- Display the Take Apart the Compound Word worksheet and read the directions aloud to the class.
- Demonstrate how to complete the worksheet by looking for the words "butter" and "fly" and cutting them out to make the new word, "butterfly" on the worksheet.
- Go over each of the words on the worksheet to ensure that students understand their meaning, point to the pictures as you do. Define any new words as needed.
- Explain that students will now get to practise making their own compound words using the worksheet.
Additional EL adaptations
- Pair students together to complete the worksheet.
- Provide students with additional compound words and accompanying images to practise with.
- Have students come up with additional compound words.
Formative Assessment of Academic Language(5 minutes)
- Pass out an index card to each student.
- Have students choose two words that come together to make a compound word as their exit ticket. They can use a compound word from their worksheet or they can think of a new word. They should draw a picture or write one of the words on each side of the index card.
Review and closing(2 minutes)
- Ask students to share their exit ticket with the compound word parts with the class.