Back to School Spanish Cognates - Digital Lesson - Beginning Spanish Activity

Grade Levels
5th - 9th, Homeschool
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Spanish Cognates Digital Activity | Build confidence with cognates! This GOOGLE SLIDES™ presentation includes 15 pages for students to learn basic Spanish cognates and false cognates. Show beginner Spanish students how much Spanish they already know! Excellent first week of Spanish activity for back to school. Make learning fun with cognates.

Includes several activities to identify cognates, false cognates and create simple sentences. You don't even have to teach these Spanish cognates - students will recognize them immediately! Great way to begin the school year and save time planning lessons!

This activity was designed to be used as a digital resource with Google Classroom™. It was created with Google Slides™. You can share this resource with each student or use as a whole-group lesson. Great distance learning activity!

You will receive a PDF with directions on how to copy this resource in your Google Drive, the resource link and how to assign it to students in Google Classroom™.

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-List of 15 cognates

-Define a cognate

-Make a sentence

-Find the Intruder

-List of 16 false cognates

-"Words within words" search

Students have fun guessing the meanings of the false cognates and are surprised to find out the actual meanings. Includes editable text boxes for students to write responses.

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  • "geared to help the learning continue even during these difficult times"

Level: Novice / Beginning Spanish / Elementary / Middle School / Day 1 of Spanish 1

ACTFL Can-Do Statement: Interpretive Listening

I can recognize some familiar words and phrases when I hear them spoken.

Also available in Spanish Cognates PowerPoint

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Total Pages
15 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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