August 19, 2012 by Kara
I use Megan’s cognate practice for my level one classes. For level two and three, I like to up the “level” for them!
The goal slide is meant to be a little funny. They will “freak” a little bit, and then you will “promise” them that it is possible. This site has a great list of cognates: Spanish Cognates.
Put students in groups. Give them magazines, newspapers, flyers, Internet articles, etc. in the target language. Give each group one cognate page. They will cut out cognates and glue them on the page. Hang up the pages around the room. If you don’t want them to cut them, they can just write out the words.
Now ask students to walk around and figure out the “rules” for the cognates. They can write them on a “Cognados” note sheet. This is when they will start seeing the patterns and be able to create some on their own.
I had a lot of fun making the endings with an app called “Text Splash.” I purchased it for 99¢ since it is on sale today. I think it is worth upgrading to the paid version if you like fonts. I “wrote” in the app, saved it to my photos, and then inserted as a photo in my Keynote (PowerPoint) presentation.
If you don’t want to spend the time making this plan, it is on TeachersPayTeachers. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Cognate-Endings-Lesson-Plan-Spanish