May 21, 2018

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹


Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!



Happy Teaching
Lori

May 18, 2018

💕Friday Freebie!💕

Hi everyone!
Do you wonder about the importance of teaching cognates?  
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Read on and learn a little more about this important teaching concept.
What are cognates?

Vocabulary/vocabulario, animal/animal, actor/actor,  color/color are just a few of the thousand of English and Spanish cognates.
Cognates are an important part of learning English.  Cognates are words in two languages that have the same or similar meaning, spelling, and pronunciation.  Spanish and English cognates include:  doctor/doctor, family/familia, construction, constucción, and electricity/electricidad.  Some languages like Spanish have thousands of cognates with English and other languages like Chinese and Arabic have very few. 

Cognates, words in two languages that have the same or similar meanings and spelling increases English language learners vocabularies.

Why teach cognates?
These similarities in meaning and often in spelling give second language learners the ability to figure out new words and learn vocabulary in English more quickly.  These cognates give students an instant foundation of vocabulary. 
When students can identify cognates from their first language it increases student English knowledge of vocabulary by thousands of words they already know. 

English learners need to simply learn the spelling and pronunciation rules that go with the cognate and they have a strong foundation of English vocabulary.

What does the research say?
According to Nagy and Nagy, et al (1988; 1993) many Spanish second language learners need help recognizing and using cognates.  Direct instruction by the teacher helps students use cognates to understand new or unknown words in English.

What are false cognates?
False cognates are words that are spelled or pronounced similarly in two languages, but do not have the same meaning.  Idioma/Idiom in Spanish and English are examples of false cognates.  Idioma in Spanish means language, while idiom in English means a phrase that does not mean what the words say (raining cats and dogs). 
Another important reason to teach English language learners about cognates is to alert them to the false cognates.

What can parents do?
Talk with your children. 
When you see a cognates, words in two languages that have the same or similar meaning, spelling, and pronunciation, point them out to your child and talk about the meaning in your first language.  Remember, Spanish and English cognates include:  doctor/doctor, family/familia, construction, constuccion, and electricity/electricidad.  Cognates are everywhere!

Here is a list of everyday cognates you can use to help teach your child the recognize and use  cognates to build English Vocabulary!  Have Fun!


ENGLISH
SPANISH


A
animal
animal


B
bicycle
bicicleta


C
coyote
crocodile
coyote
cocodrilo


D
dance
dinosaur
danza
dinosaurio


E
elephant
elefante


F
family
flower
familia
flor


G
giraffe
gorilla
jirafa
gorila


H
hippopotamus
hipopótamo


I
insects
insectos


J
jar
jarra


L
lemon
lion
limón
leon


M
music
música


N
necessary
nessesario


P
penguin
police
pinguino
policía


Q
quiet
quieto


R
rock
radio
roca
radio


S
secret
secreto


T
telephone
teléfono


U
use
usar


V
vegetables
vegetales



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Happy teaching!💕


May 14, 2018

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹


Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!







Happy Teaching!
 

May 11, 2018

💕Friday freebie!💕

Hello everyone,
Lori here from Fun To Teach!

Here is a great freebie to practice multiplying with your Spanish speaking students.

Stop over at our TPT store for this free individual Spanish package which focuses on Multiplicando Por 0 y 1. Teaching elementary students to multiply is quick and effective when students practice their multiplication facts with these fun and engaging reproducible multiplication games, lesson plans and activities.

These games are effective ways to reach and teach your Spanish learners and at risk students. Differentiate your elementary instruction with this great 26-page multiplication game and activities.



Each multiplication game includes 
  • game boards, 
  • cards
  • practice sheets
  • a 5 minute-timed test and graph in Spanish for efficient assessment
Each game package has 5 different activities that students can play to practice and reinforce multiplication. Also included are 5 black lines, which can be used to differentiate your instruction, as seat work or sent home as homework. Flash cards also come in this packet. Reproducible black lines included in this package:
-A variety of games
-Complete game boards and game cards
-Activity black line masters
-Assessment
-Activities to send home
-Easy to use teacher's guides
-Easy game assembly

Happy Teaching!
Lori 💕

May 10, 2018

💥Songs and Chants💥

Happy Thurs💥day everyone!  
Using songs to open a lesson is a great strategy to get students to practice the language you are teaching.  Don't let your songs get boring.  Change the way you sing your songs using a variety of "voices".  Here are a few of my favorites.  What are some of yours?
Opera singing
Robot
Whisper
Deep/High
Hold your nose
Growling voice
💥Happy Teaching!💥









May 7, 2018

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🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹


Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! (quote by Lori!)


Happy Teaching
Lori

May 6, 2018

TPT Teacher Appreciation Sale

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Happy Teaching!
Lori