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Learning About Language Through Cognates

Learning About Language Through Cognates

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Learning About Language Through Cognates

This activity highlights examples of conceptually related Spanish and English cognates that share Latin root words, which can be used to help students develop their vocabulary.

This interactive activity is one of 10 featured in Reading and Writing in the Disciplines. It examines words with related Spanish and English cognates that can help students develop vocabulary for reading, writing, speaking, and thinking. To explore an activity that looks at the kinds of thinking and cognitive demands that are required of students to gain a deeper understanding of text ideas, including exploring key vocabulary, check out Close Reading in Unit 3. To look at another interactive activity in English, go to Annotating Text in English Unit 6.

To check out other activities in this course, go to the Browse All Media page and filter results for Media Type: Interactive.