Spanish I Alternate Plan - Week 1 (If Kiddom unavailable)

Welcome to our Spanish I Distance-Learning Class!  ¡Bienvenidos a Nuestra Clase de Español I!

Today's lesson:  Learning Targets:

I can explain what a cognate is in English.

I can analyze and interpret Spanish cognates for their English meanings.

I can compare slight differences in Spanish cognates with their English counterparts.

 

1) Click on the link to access valuable information about our class!

Welcome Ppt..pptx

2)  If you've not already received a copy of our class syllabus, you can access it here by clicking on the appropriate class.  Be sure to take the time to read over and highlight pertinent info.

Spanish I Syllabus    Spanish I Honors Syllabus

3) Words that are similar and have the same meaning in two languages are called "Cognates."  They help us negotiate our way around the meanings of words in another language.  Write that word and definition into your notes for future use. 

When you have the ability to understand and speak another language, you have the potential to help people like a superhero!  How does it feel to be a superhero-in-the-making?  To be a true superhero, you need a superhero name!  Let's see if we can find yours and discover some Spanish words you already know, at the same time.

4) Click on the link below.  Read over the words in each column, and on the back

Superhero Name Sheet (1).docx

Looking over your Superhero Name sheet. Please respond in an email with the following:

Which words in the columns are easy for you to understand? Why?

Please list at least 5 from each column

Which words in the columns are difficult for you to understand, because they are so different to English? Please list at least 5 from each column.

Using Google translate,  look up the meanings of any words you are unsure about, and write the word and its definition in your email.

Type in your first and last names. Then, based on the first initial of your first name, and the last initial of your last name, type in what your Superhero Spanish name would be. Then write it's English meaning.

Type in your best friend's first and last names. Then, based on the first initial of your first name, and the last initial of your last name, type in what your Superhero Spanish name would be. Then write it's English meaning.

In your own words, explain what a cognate is and give me your two favorite examples, from this handout.