Back to School Spanish Cognates Unit PowerPoint - Beginning Spanish Vocabulary

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3rd - 9th, Homeschool
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Spanish Cognates Unit | Build confidence with Spanish cognates! This PowerPoint presentation includes 15 pages to introduce easy to learn, basic Spanish cognates & tricky false cognates. Excellent activity for the first day of Spanish and back to school! Show beginning students how much Spanish they already know and make learning FUN with cognates.

Includes several activities to identify 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 resource is included in the Spanish Cognate Bundle and is also available for Google Classroom


-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. This presentation includes 2 versions - 15 slides of a black background with white font and and 15 slides of white background with black font.

Please note: this product is NOT EDITABLE. Additional slides can be created with the blackboard template that is included. See PREVIEW for more details.

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.

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More Spanish Cognates

Cognate Word Wall

Cognate Word Search also available for Google Slides

Spanish Cognate Flashcards

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Total Pages
15 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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