Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Personal Cognate Dictionaries
Having students write down cognates they come across is something that I used to do a lot with my classes, but I've gotten lax on it, and so they don't write them down like they used to. This year, I'm going to give each student a personal cognate dictionary for them to write down cognates they come across. My hope is that it will help them with writing assignments and also spelling, since I've noticed they don't pay much attention to the spelling of cognates like they do words that are completely new.
Do you do anything similar when it comes to teaching vocabulary and cognates?