A great beginning of the year PowerPoint for 1st level students! Introduction to cognates including an around the room activity where the students identify cognates in real-world context. Simply print the full slides and post on the wall and have the students write down as many cognates as possible. BONUS ACTIVITY! Cognate tree- requires a lot of prep work but the outcome is beautiful. Give students articles from a real authentic Hispanic magazine. In pairs, have them identify 3 cognates each and write them on a leaf. Then, have them post their leaves on the cognate tree!