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dc.contributor.advisorDayton, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorSánchez-Belén, Stephanie
dc.description.abstractIn Puerto Rico (PR), language transfer can be defined as the influence of L1 Spanish on the production and acquisition of L2 English. In the Puerto Rican public schools, few instructional materials make use of cognates and positive transfer for vocabulary and reading development. To fill this gap, this thesis had and achieved five objectives: 1) to create a five-lesson teaching unit, The Cognates Unit, focused on true and false Spanish/English cognates, 2) to create activities for the lessons to promote positive transfer of true cognates, 3) to create activities for the lessons to reduce negative transfer of false cognates, 4) to field test the activities with a group of 7th graders in a public school in southwestern PR and then to analyze the data created as a result of the field test, and 5) to explore the attitudes of the 7th graders towards the teaching unit, lessons, and activities.
dc.description.abstractEn Puerto Rico (PR), transferencia de lenguaje puede definirse como la influencia del español en la producción y adquisición del segundo idioma, inglés. En las escuelas públicas de PR, pocos materiales didácticos usan transferencia positiva de cognados para desarrollar lectura y vocabulario. Para llenar este vacío, esta tesis tenía y logró cinco objetivos: 1) crear una unidad didáctica, The Cognates Unit, de cinco lecciones enfocada en verdaderos y falsos cognados en español/inglés 2) crear actividades para las lecciones que promuevan transferencia positiva de cognados verdaderos, 3) crear actividades para las lecciones que reduzcan transferencia negativa de falsos cognados, 4) hacer una prueba de campo de las actividades con un grupo de 7mo grado en una escuela pública en el suroeste de PR y analizar la resultados obtenidos de la prueba de campo, y 5) explorar las actitudes de los alumnos del 7mo grado hacia la unidad didáctica, lecciones y actividades.
dc.subjectCognate wordsen_US
dc.subjectEnglish language-cognate wordsen_US
dc.subjectPublic schoolsen_US
dc.subjectLesson planningen_US
dc.subjectReading developmenten_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language -- Cognate wordsen_US
dc.subject.lcshReading (Middle schools)en_US
dc.subject.lcshVocabulary -- Study and teachingen_US
dc.titleThe creation and field testing of a teaching unit focused on positive transfer of Spanish/English cognates with a group of 7th graders in a public school in Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2012 Stephanie Sánchez Belénen_US
dc.contributor.committeeRivera, Rosita
dc.contributor.committeeMorales Caro, Betsy
dc.contributor.committeeCarroll, Kevin S.
dc.contributor.representativeCanabal, Yolanda Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US

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