Firstly have you seen the list of compound words, with games to playâ€¦.
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/pdf/11 ... tricia.pdf
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/pdf/el ... -words.pdf
I assume you mean IPS 30 minute papers not The Tutors. I always insist that my children write out all nine words IF
they are unsure, by putting the 2 smaller words together it often becomes obvious. e.g.
RED and RAW together becomes REDRAW
DO and NATION together become DONATION.
As the first of the above link suggests, changing the sound is often important from the normal alphabet to the phonic. [and vice versa] e.g.
BEG and IN
The E sound in beg is the phonic sound, change it to the normal sound and you have BEEEGAN [ deliberately put 3 x E to make it obvious that it is an EEEE sound.]
Practice makes perfect, I am afraid, the more your child sees these compound words the more familiar she will become. Need to take into account â€˜false compoundsâ€™ will try to catch the child out with words like POWER and FULL, my favourite MAN and SHONE [mansion] surprising how many choose this combination, the correct answer for this question was MANHOLE