Build confidence in your Spanish students with these fun Spanish cognate activities! Your students will be amazed at how much Spanish they can understand. I love seeing how proud they are of themselves for being able to successfully complete these activities!
1. MYSTERY PICTURES
Get students excited about learning Spanish and build their confidence with these engaging, easy-to-grade digital mystery picture activities! Students will learn 40 cognates, and get a dose of culture, as they answer questions to reveal a picture of the famous tomato-throwing festival in Valencia, Spain called La Tomatina or a fun holiday image.
Best part? This activity is self-checking! If a student’s answer is correct, part of the hidden picture will be revealed. If a student’s answer is incorrect, the picture will not change. That lets the student know he/she needs to try again. The instant feedback really helps students improve their skills! This first picture is a great segway into a conversation about the neat tradition of La Tomatina!
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2. READING COMPREHENSION MYSTERY PICTURE
Do your new Spanish students tell you they don’t know any Spanish? Show them they know more than they think they do with the super fun cognates activity!
Your students will be blown away when they realize they can not only understand the gist of a reading passage in Spanish, but they can also answer questions about what they read! This no-prep digital mystery picture has a comprehensible passage about the origin of tacos al pastor that is full of cognates. After students read the passage, they will type answers to 36 questions right there in the Google Sheet.
Like the above mystery pics, this Spanish reading activity is self-checking! If a student’s answer is correct, part of the hidden picture will be revealed. If a student’s answer is incorrect, the picture will not change. That lets the student know he/she needs to try again. The instant feedback really helps students improve their skills! Students love trying to guess what the picture is as they complete the activity. Hint: it has to do with the story!
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3. PRINTABLE READING ACTIVITIES (SUB PLANS)
Build confidence in your Spanish students with these cognates reading activities! Your students will be amazed at how much of a comprehensible passage in Spanish they are able to read because of all the cognates in it. I love seeing how proud they are of themselves for being able to answer all the questions!
These no-prep printable activities for Spanish cognates are for anyone looking to improve their Spanish students’ reading comprehension skills and their understanding of cognates. There are three print-and-go activities to go along with the comprehensible reading passage for you to choose from: task cards, a crossword puzzle, and worksheets. Talk about an easy Spanish sub plan!
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