FREE Compound Words Readers

Compound words encourage children to attempt to read and write more complex words. These compound word little readers are excellent for Kindergarten and Grade 1 children who are beginner readers but are keen to tackle a new level.
FREE Compound Word Readers - kids will have fun practicing compound words with these adorable little readers for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students

Teaching about compound words helps younger children understand the idea of breaking words down into smaller parts. It also shows them the magic of putting words and sounds together to create new, more complex words.

Compound Word Activities

Compound Words


How to prepare

Download these books at the bottom of this post. Print off whichever pages you wish to use onto paper. Follow the instructions in the printable to cut a slit and fold each page into a book.

Your kids can definitely help!

These free compound word little readers are an excellent catalyst for chatting about word meanings and how they can change.

How to use

  • Children use the pictures and predictable text to read the books.
  • Through this process children learn what a compound word is and how putting 2 words together can create a new word with a completely different meaning.
  • There is dotted text on the last page for children to trace each key word.

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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.