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Spanish-English Cognates in the ELL Classroom: Friends or Foes?
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...
English Cognates in Various Indo-European Languages
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...
How can the Visual thesaurus help Spanish-English students differentiate between true and false cognates?
6th - 12th
Students 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. Students pair true cognates of Spanish and English words. Students...
Smart Solutions: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 6)
3rd CCSS: Adaptable
Smart Solutions is the theme of a unit created to meet the needs of English language earners. Through a series of lessons, scholars follow a routine—move, speak, and listen— to cover topics including stores, shops, celebrations, pets,...
Language Change Exercise 2: Names Related to John
8th - 12th
Choose any name to use the idea behind this lesson plan! The example is John, but I like that the original author looked to his or her classroom makeup to select a name to study. There's a bulleted list of discussion topics to use after...
Cosas De La Escuela (School Supplies and Subjects)
4 mins 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,...
Practicing Listening and Reading Closely: The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address
4th CCSS: Designed
Thanksgiving doesn't occur only once a year for the Haudenosaunee. Weave a instructional activity about reading closely with an inspiring message about eternal gratitude for all of the elements of creation into a unit on Native American...
Word Roots NAT, TRACT, SEQU Intermediate Word Search
7th - 12th
Learners are given a list of 12 vocabulary words containing the roots NAT, TRACT and SEQU which they must find in a 15-by-15 word search in order to complete this activity. Directions, clues, word search, and answer key are all available...
Library Curriculum: What Would a Wonderful Library Be Like?
Second graders complete a KWL chart about libraries. They create a book using writing patterns of a particular author. Students decide criteria for awarding the Second Grade Librarian Award to books in the classroom library, and use a...