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If You Were a Compound Word
If You Were a Compound Word
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If You Were a Compound Word

If you were a compound word, you would be two words in one. You could take a house and a boat and make a HOUSEBOAT. You could take a boat that rows and make it a ROWBOAT. What else could you do if you were a compound word?

PublisherPicture Window Books
Age Level7-10 Years
Reading LevelGrades 2-4
Trim Size11 x 9
Page Count24



Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.

"Part of the “Word Fun” series of fifteen books on parts of speech and elements of grammar, this edition explains compound words for early elementary students. Using the picture book format, the story utilizes an imaginary trip down the Mississippi River, taken by animal characters, to define and give examples of compound words, highlighting the compound words with capital letters throught the text. Colorful, cartoon-like illustrations of animals and minimal text combine to attract young readers to the unlimited use of compound words. There are plenty of examples as the story moves along the Mississippi, providing those readers who are having difficulty mastering parts of speech with practice. A follow-up written activity, glossary of new terms, and sources for further study are included." - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

January 1, 2009

Trisha Speed Shaskan

Trisha Speed Shaskan

Trisha Speed Shaskan was born and raised in Winona, Minnesota, where she waterskied on the Mississippi River, played basketball, and skateboarded. She has written more than forty books for children and taught creative writing to children and teens. Trisha received a 2012 Minnesota State Artist’s Initiative Grant. She won the 2009 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers, Loft Award in Children’s Literature/Older Children. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Stephen Shaskan, who is a children’s book author and illustrator.

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