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Cognates By: Melina Garcia
What are cognates? Cognates – are words in two languages that are spelled, pronounced, and written the same or very similar. Cognates also most times have the same meaning.
Identical Cognates: English Tornado Radio Chocolate Pizza Spanish Tornado Radio Chocolate Pizza
Cognates with minor spelling changes: English Class Animals Tiger Artist Spanish Clase Animales Tigre Artista
False Cognates: English Pie Embarrassed Spanish Pie Embarazada
Cognate activities for the class: When reading aloud to the class, ask the students to raise their hand when they think they have heard a cognate word. The class will then discuss the word. When students read by themselves ask them to write down on a sticky note the cognates that they have encountered while reading the text. The sticky notes will then be placed in a class chart. The class will review the new cognates at the end of class.
Benefits of becoming aware of cognates When students become aware of cognates, they use cognates in their first language to guide them in the second language. The student’s vocabulary expands rapidly.
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