ERIC Number: EJ1023823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
The Teachers' Choices Cognate Database for K-3 Teachers of Latino English Learners
Montelongo, José A.; Hernández, Anita C.
Reading Teacher, v67 n3 p187-192 Nov 2013
The purpose of the present paper is to introduce the Teachers' Choices Cognate Database. English-Spanish cognates are words that are orthographically and semantically identical or nearly identical in both English and Spanish. To create this free online database, the cognates from every one of the 146 International Reading Association's Teachers' Choices books for the years, 1998-2012, were compiled and published at www.angelfire.com/ill/monte/teacherschoices.html. The cognates in the database may be used to create vocabulary lessons or mini-lessons to accompany book read-alouds for Latino English Language Learners (ELLs) in the early primary grades. Ideas for teaching English-Spanish cognates through picture book read-alouds are presented and discussed.
Descriptors: Databases, English Language Learners, Spanish Speaking, Bilingual Students, Vocabulary Development, Primary Education, Picture Books, Oral Reading, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Beginning Reading, Hispanic American Students
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Education Level: Primary Education; Kindergarten; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Elementary Education
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