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Felipe es un estudiante en la universidad. Todos dicen que él es muy inteligente y organizado. Él quiere ser un doctor famoso como su papá. What cognates do you recognize when you read?
Felipe es un estudiante en la universidad. Todos dicen que él es muy inteligente y organizado. Él quiere ser un doctor famoso como su papá. Did you recognize these cognates ?
How many cognates can you find? música Hang them up under the correct first letter after you find 10 ! Write each one on a separate slip of paper... Grab a book or maga zine... YOUR turn! Familia
Before you go... 1.) What is a cognate? 2.) Write down 2 examples of a cognate (in Spanish)? 3.) How many cognates did you recognize today? Very few Some More than I expected A lot! Answer these 3 questions on a separate sheet of paper...
Teacher notes and printables This is a short and simple lesson that will makes a huge difference for your students! Resources needed: Computer/projector/PowerPoint Spanish language books, magazines, or newspapers Post-it notes or small pieces of paper Wall or bulletin board space to hang cognates Printer (optional) Lesson Duration: 45-55 minutes
Teacher instructions 1.) Go over the first 2 slides that explain what a cognate is and show examples. 2.) Give them a minute to read over slide 4 and make a list of the cognates they see. 3.) Show the bolded cognates on slide 5. Now that they recognize these cognates, can they figure out the main idea of message on that slide? 4.) Remind students that they don't need to know the meaning of every word to understand the message. 5.) Now it's their turn. Give each student (or pair) a book, magazine, or newspaper. Pass out post-its or paper squares. Give them time to look through their reading materials and write 1 cognate on each paper. 6.) Have them hang their cognates on the wall wherever you have placed the alphabet letters. 7.) Those who finish early can look over the new cognates posted on the wall to see how many thy can figure out or can continue reading/looking for cognates. 8.) Slide 7 is a 3 question exit slip for you to see what they learned from today's lesson.
Printables Here are the alphabet letters to place in an open space. In this picture the letters are taped to butcher paper and posted on the back wall of the classroom. As student tape their words under each letter, it becomes a large scale cognate dictionary.