Spanish in English

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What do the words alligator, armadillo, and cockroach all have in common? Each one is an English word with Spanish origins. Introduce young etymologists to the joys of discovering word origins with a instructional activity that asks them to create a glossary of Spanish words used in the English language.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups create glossaries of English words with origins in a variety of other languages
Classroom Considerations
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  • The resource includes links to loan-words, borrowed words, and words of Spanish origin
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