Spanish Cognates - Spanish Vocabulary Cards for Beginner Spanish

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2nd - 8th, Homeschool
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Spanish Cognates | Build Spanish vocabulary quickly and practice definite and indefinite articles with cognates! Includes 36 picture cards and 36 word cards. Includes vocabulary lists, fill in the blank activities using definite or indefinite articles, and word scrambles.

Very versatile. Use as a matching game (in centers), play concentration, use with partners as flashcards, or for fast finishers.

Print to card stock, cut and go! Laminate to use for years to come. Each card measures 3.75 x 2.5. Prints 8 cards per page.


36 Pictured Cards & 36 Word Cards (with or without background paper)

3 Differentiated Vocabulary Lists (with or without definite & indefinite articles)

Student sized vocabulary lists perfect for gluing into an interactive notebook

2 Scrambled Word Activities

Definite & Indefinite Article Cards

3 Differentiated Fill in the Blank Activities with definite and indefinite articles

Recording Sheets

Blank templates

Vocabulary includes:

a cognate for each letter of the alphabet including: atleta, banco, béisbol, carpintero, cereal, delfín, ensalada, familia, guitarra, hospital, hotel & more!

Level: Spanish 1 / Novice Low

ACTFL Can Do Statement: I can recognize a few memorized words.

I can understand isolated words that I have memorized, particularly when accompanied by pictures.

Teachers are saying:

  • "Great confidence-building activity for novice students. Appreciate the extra handouts to use with the cards and extend beyond just matching to learning definite and indefinite articles!
  • "Product was thoughtfully prepared: clean font, bright pictures, and consistent layout for printing purposes. An excellent complement to any cognate lesson."
  • "This was a great small group activity for my 2nd graders who are learning Spanish! Thank you for the great resource."

Resources that go with these Cognate Cards:

Cognate PowerPoint - with pictures! Set 1

Cognate Bingo - Set 1

Cognate - I Spy - Set 1

Cognate Word Wall - Set 1

Cognate Flashcards

More Spanish Cognate Resources

Cognate Word Wall

Cognate Power Point Lesson

Spanish Cognate Bingo

Save money with: Bundles!

Spanish Cognate Bundle

Back-to-School Bundle

Back-to-School Bundle 2

Also available in English for Spanish speaking students who are learning English:

Spanish to English Cognates Matching Cards

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Total Pages
44 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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