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ERIC Number: EJ1112097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Using Spanish-English Cognates in Children's Choices Picture Books to Develop Latino English Learners' Linguistic Knowledge
Hernández, Anita C.; Montelongo, José A.; Herter, Roberta J.
Reading Teacher, v70 n2 p233-239 Sep-Oct 2016
Educators can take advantage of Latino English learners' linguistic backgrounds by teaching Spanish-English cognate vocabulary using the Children's Choices picture books. Cognates are words that have identical or nearly identical spellings and meanings in two languages because of their Latin and Greek origins. Students can learn to recognize cognates through morphology and orthography lessons on prefixes, root words, suffixes, and spelling patterns. A cognate database featuring the 2014 and 2015 Children's Choices picture books is presented in this article. The database permits teachers to select their own cognate vocabulary for read-aloud lessons. Finally, a sample lesson plan for grades 2-4 is discussed as an example for incorporating morphology and orthography instruction to accompany the selected cognate vocabulary words.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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