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CHAPTER 2: STRUCTURE OF SPANISH

Objectives


As a result of reading and studying this chapter students will be able to:

  • Compare the Spanish and English letter/sound systems
  • Identify the important differences between English and Spanish phonology and orthography
  • Identify the major causes of difficulty for students learning Spanish letters and sounds
  • Note the reasons Spanish speaking students may have difficulty pronouncing and spelling some English words
  • Compare the sequence of instruction of Spanish and English phonic elements
  • Explain the role that Spanish/English cognates play in reading instruction (for English Language Learners)

Key Terms


  • Hiatos
  • Triphthongs
  • Cognates
  • False cognates

Assessment

 

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