Each task card in this set of 32 features a short reading in Spanish about an animal. These are perfect for the first weeks of Spanish 1 or for an exploratory Spanish class!
32 different animals are featured. Each reading is 3-4 sentences long and reasonably comprehensible for students in the first weeks of Spanish class. Each reading includes multiple cognates.
This set of task cards was created specifically to allow students an opportunity to practice the skill of looking for and recognizing cognates in readings. In addition to cognates, a very small set of vocabulary words is repeated across the 32 cards:
» este/esta es
» se llama
This product also includes a one-page note-taking sheet that students can use to record the Spanish word for each animal (plus the English meaning), to note any cognates that they recognized, any words that they could not understand, and if desired a complete translation of the reading.
A brief intro to cognates sheet is also included in this .zip file. The intro sheet describes what a cognate is in English, explains what a false cognate is, and gives students a list of Spanish words that are English cognates with the prompt to guess the meaning in English.
HOW TO USE TASK CARDS
There are many different ways to use task cards like these! Here are some ideas to get you started: