Graduate Project Title
Teaching English/Spanish Cognates to Increase Reading Comprehension
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Timothy W. Young
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
A curriculum has been developed for middle school English as a Second Language (ESL) students to improve their reading comprehension. A review of the literature found that vocabulary is an essential part of reading comprehension and becoming aware of English/Spanish cognates can increase the students' English vocabulary. The curriculum includes a survey to assess a student's knowledge and use of cognates, lesson plans to introduce the concept of cognates, to practice recognizing English/Spanish cognates, and learn the correlation of suffixes between English and Spanish. The curriculum also includes lists of English/Spanish cognates divided by subjects.
Suhm, Stacey A., "Teaching English/Spanish Cognates to Increase Reading Comprehension" (1998). All Graduate Projects. 586.
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