Spanish Cognates Teacher Resources

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Spanish-English Cognates in the ELL Classroom: Friends or Foes?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Define the meaning of a cognate and use the concept to help Spanish-speaking ELLs connect their first language to English. Middle schoolers explore Latin roots to find cognates in both languages. They relate the Spanish and English word...
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Spanish-English Picture Dictionary

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Instead of sometimes hard-to-decipher cartoons and illustrations, Spanish learners use a dictionary with photographs to prompt vocabulary.
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English/Spanish Cognates: Food

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Everyone loves food! Help your English language learners pick up some vocabulary with a series of activities based around cognates and food. Pupils practice each word and focus on the words in-depth by filling out Frayer model...
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Spanish and English Cognates

For Students 8th - 9th
Discover Spanish cognates. Your learners don't even have to know what common cognates are, to be able to identify the ones used here. First, have them read the Spanish sentence provided. They then choose the correct translation from a...
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English Cognates in Various Indo-European Languages

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Studying the history, influences, and cognates of the English language, this presentation provides students in linguistics and language classes with several charts of information on cognates from languages around the world. The slideshow...
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How can the Visual thesaurus help Spanish-English students differentiate between true and false cognates?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners recognize what a cognate is and how to use it. In this cognates lesson, students discuss words that sounded like Spanish words but had a different meaning.  Learners pair true cognates of Spanish and English words. Students...
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Family Pictures (Cuadros de Familia)

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Designed to be spread across multiple days, this mini-unit gives learners an opportunity to develop family related vocabulary. Start by reading selected pages from "Family Pictures-Cuadros de familia" by Carmen Lomas Garza, and then...
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Cognates: True or False?

For Students 9th - 10th
For this cognates worksheet, students compare 20 different spanish/english pairs of words to find which ones are true cognates and which are false. 
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Cosas De La Escuela (School Supplies and Subjects)

For Students K - 8th
¿Estás listo para la escuela? Check your mochila for the materials you'll need for school with an engaging Spanish video that details a variety of school supplies and their purposes. Additionally, the video describes las clases de mate,...
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Spain – Culture and Famous Landmarks

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Introduce your class to Spain and liven up the class period with some Spanish pop music! Learners view a presentation about Spain and take notes on the information before watching a couple of music videos in Spanish. They use listening...
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Cognate Detectives

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine how some root words are the same in English and Spanish. They explore cognates in Spanish and English language.
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FIESTAS EN PERU

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders organize a Spanish celebration.
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Reading the French Newspaper Le Figaro

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students guess the meanings of many unfamiliar French words because of their similarity to English words. They read an article from Le Figaro or another French-language newspaper with cognates underlined to guess the meanings.
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Mira: Activity 2

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students are introduced to the story, Mira, and the puppets used to represent the characters in the story. They answer yes/no questions regarding the puppets and the color of clothing they are wearing. They begin a T-chart of various...
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Who's Your 'Toon?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers describe their favorite cartoon characters in Spanish to practice placement and agreement of descriptive adjectives.
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The Foods we Eat (Los Alimentos)

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders sing a song and create flashcards showing their favorite foods.  In this Spanish "What do you like? lesson, 6th graders display Spanish foods using a document camera and graph their favorites.
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What To Wear?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
¿Quíen tiene la camiseta? Here's a fun, interactive activity using real pieces of clothing to teach and review new vocabulary. Get all of your young learners participating with this one!
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Que Es?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders use the Spanish-English dictionaries to translate familiar items into Spanish, recognize cognates and difference between word sounds in English and Spanish.
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101 Dalmations and Counting

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use numbers from 1-101 in Spanish or French after viewing a video of "101 Dalmations".
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Family Pictures

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners discuss family composition and traditions. After reading Family Pictures, students identify key vocabulary and cognates. Working in pairs, learners discuss the people who compose their family and some traditions that are unique...
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Fun with Food

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the Spanish equivalents for everyday food items and determine reasonable prices for those items using the currency of Spanish speaking countries.
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EL CALENDARIO DE DANZAS FOLKLORICAS MEXICANAS

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore Mexican dance groups
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Deportes en Espana

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders use the internet to research sports in Spain. Using the information they gather, they identify cognates and use them to guess the meanings of words they are unsure of. They use a news article to illustrate on their...
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El Tiempo en Chile

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze what information would one expect to find in a weather report. They list in Spanish weather conditions for today in their community. Students visit Chile and locate it on a map.

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