The Importance of Cognates

The main goal of PHONICS FOR LATINOS – ABCs In Common (COGNATES) is to bring accessible Spanish English ABC examples (A is for AIRPLANE/avion) into the kindergarten classroom. Then Spanish speaking kindergartners can learn the ABCs as they continue their grade level literacy journey.

After reaching out to Eugene Garcia, a professor emeritus at Arizona State University and scholar in the area of language teaching and bilingual development, he responded, “I did visit your website and agree cognates are advantages in generating learning from Spanish to English or vice versa.”

We are happy to see Cognates being recognized for the ABC advantage that they quickly provide to Hispanic students and others!


For information about Cognates and our materials please visit our website at: 

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