French cognates Les mots apparentés

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French cognates

Les mots apparentés French cognates BUNDLE

This BUNDLE contains 4 products to help you teach your students about cognates to improve their reading confidence and decoding skills. These 4 products will give beginning French students an understanding of cognates and false cognates. The use of cognates allows French language learners to use their knowledge of English vocabulary for learning new words in French. Cognates are words that have a similar spelling, pronunciation, and meaning across two languages. When students recognize words as cognates, they can access unfamiliar words and better understand what they read. 

Sometimes, some words can present as cognates. That is, they are familiar words in English that do not translate to French. (For example, ‘coin’ in French is “corner” and not a monetary reference. These words are known as false cognates.

The 4 included products are:

1&2- French/English cognates - Les mots apparentés powerpoint presentation

This 10-page widescreen PowerPoint presentation includes definitions and examples of cognates and false cognates. Also included are 3 whole-class activities to identify cognates appropriately.

3- French/English cognates - Les mots apparentés worksheets

This set contains the following 7 activities for students to practice identifying cognates and false cognates:

1- worksheet (definitions and examples)

2- word searches to identify cognates (with and without word list)

2- word searches to identify false cognates (with and without word list)

1- sort words according to appropriate category (true or false cognates)

1- sort cognates according to topic

4- French/English cognates word wall

This set includes 71 French cognates to display as a word wall. This will help your students begin to build a strong foundation and build confidence in beginning readers. Black and white bricks that are easy to read measuring 5cm x 18cm. You can also print to colourful cardstock and laminate to match your classroom décor.

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