Word sort activity using Italian loan words "borrowed" from Italian.
This activity provides Italian students with an opportunity to build on their background knowledge about the Italian language during the first week of school or with a substitute teacher. This activity could also be used at any time during the year or in an English/Language Arts classroom to develop English vocabulary (because all the words are also used in English) or a Social Studies/History unit on Italy. Separate pages to sort could also be split into three separate lessons.
Pages include one page of headers, three pages of words to sort (144 words total), an answer key, a skeleton lesson plan outline for a substitute, and a how-to page. Cover page and credits/thank-you not included in page count.
I have included some words with very slight spelling variations, and noted the variations between English and Italian. I also included some fairly obvious Italian words mostly because although their names are widely recognized, they are very frequently misspelled! You would not believe how many restaurants misspell words such as pizzeria, linguine, fettuccine, and cappuccino! Words are very heavy in the food and music categories!
Keywords: Italian loan words, English words borrowed from Italian, English words of Italian origin, English words with Italian roots, Substitute plan, Sub plans, Emergency sub plans, First Day Lesson, First Week Lesson, World Languages