Language Resident Name: Tamara Olivos
Day and Date: September 12, 2016
Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Intermediate Spanish
Class theme/topics discussed:
Goal of the class: To practice the different uses of the imperative form
How did you structure the class?
Brief introduction on the three uses of the imperative: to give orders, to give instructions and to persuade. Maybe brainstorm different scenarios where you would use each.
Each of the following activities will practice one type of imperative.
Activity 1: I give the students a dialog between a mom and a son. It’s written with suggestions and the students must rewrite it using the imperative.
Activity 2: Giving instructions. In pairs they will get a map. They must give directions on how to get to a specific location.
Further practice: ask the students to give the instructions on how to cook their favorite food.
Activity 3: “Street vendor”. In groups of 2-3 one student must convince the others to buy his products. They must be able to describe the specific product and give reasons why the others should buy it. If there is enough time this activity can be repeated so everyone can change roles.
If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that). Please attach any handouts as well.