Write each of these compound words found in the story "Mirette on the High Wire" on an index card. Cut a wavy line between the two small words that make up each compound word. For example: her self. Then mix up the individual words and ask your child to put the word puzzles together to form the 10 original compound words. Some words may match with more than one ending (e.g., something or someone), but the pieces will fit exactly with the original words. Let your child find and circle the compound words in the story.
- Susan Rapp, Village Reading Center