Saturday, October 1, 2011

Compound Word Fun

On Friday, I did my all time favorite compound word lesson.  I began by reading a "Build-A-Word" board book with slider windows that my 3rd graders were "Ooing and awing" over. They didn't care that it was a simple and easy "baby" book. The author is Nora Gaydos.


Then I brought out the challenge book by Rick Walton called Once There Was a Bullfrog.
It's an adorable story about a frog that's lost his hop and tries to find it. As the story is told picture clues help students try to form a new compound word.


I wrapped up my lesson by having students illustrate a retelling of the story I typed up.
Here's a sample:


You can win a copy of the book too.
To enter the giveway you can:

1. Become a new follower or already follow my blog and leave a comment.
2.  Blog about my giveway (Leave 3 comments for doing so and provide a link)
3. A winner will be selected on Saturday, October 8th. Winner needs be 18 years old and live in the U.S 
Upon announcement, the winner will need to provide a U.S. mailing address within 48 hours so the book may be sent on its way!  Good luck.




24 comments:

  1. I'm a follower of your blog & love all the ideas!
    Just printed out the printable and would love to win the book! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  2. I'm a follower! What a cute way to teach compound words!

    sandybeach1267@yahoo.com

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  3. I follow your blog.

    crhdouglas@gmail.com

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  4. I follow your blog! What a totally cute idea! ~Amanda @
    The Teaching Thief

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  5. I follow your blog and I love teaching compound words. It's always a lot of fun. :)

    http://thesilverlininginteaching.blogspot.com/

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  6. I follow your blog; super cute activity! Thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer
    http://hellomrssykes.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love your blog! I am a follower! :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  8. I follow your blog!

    Mindy
    mwells@ourwayschool.com
    http://wells4thgrade.blogspot.com/

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  9. This is great. I love your blog. You have so many creative ideas, Thanks!

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  10. I am a follower! Love getting things to help my kids with compound words.......it's funny, they either get it at first or they have to have lots of practice!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  11. I blogged about your giveaway!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/2011/10/wow-great-giveaways.html

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  12. I blogged about your giveaway!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/2011/10/wow-great-giveaways.html

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  13. I blogged about your giveaway!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/2011/10/wow-great-giveaways.html

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  14. I follow your blog. I'm teaching 3rd this year for the first time. I'd love to win the book!

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  15. Cute idea! I would love to win the book and do the activity with my 2nd graders! I am your newest follower!
    ~Meghan

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  16. This book looks so cute! Thanks for sharing. I would love to win.
    Caroline

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  17. I already follow your blog, this book looks adorable!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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  18. I follow your blog!!

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  19. i follow your blog! this is is really cute idea!

    msob123@gmail.com

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  20. Thanks for linking up! Great resources! I am your newest follower.
    Kimberly
    Funky First Grade Fun

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