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Title: Exploring the Present Subjunctive Mood! Subject: Spanish

Author: Mrs. Dennowettha Demesmin

Grade Level: Post-secondary (2000 Level)

Overview: Students in Post-secondary Intermediate Spanish course (2000 Level-SPN2200) with previous knowledge of basic Spanish will learn to use the Subjunctive mood to express attitudes towards the verb and how and why it is used in sentences in order to improve communication skills via various learning styles.


Objectives:

Given a lesson on the various uses and distinctions of the subjunctive and indicative moods, students will be able to do the following with minimal or no error, after practicing several exercises and speaking aloud amongst classmates:

  • Students will explain what is important or necessary for them and others to do.
  • Students will express their opinions about something.
  • Students will express emotions, doubt, and influence.
  • Students will use vocabulary on human body parts and explain what part(s) of their body hurt(s).
  • Students will create a newsletter to recommend, suggest, and devise advice to give.
  • Students will point out what is possible, probable, and improbable.
  • Students will outline a skit in Inspiration using impersonal expressions and vocabulary.
  • Students will organize and role-play a brief skit using the subjunctive mood and vocabulary.


Bloom's Taxonomy Levels:
Knowledge
Comprehension
Application
Analysis
Synthesis
Evaluation


Materials Needed:

Instructor:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint (to present lectures)

  • Overhead Projector (to present lecture via PowerPoint presentation)


Students:

  • Notebook/Paper (to write original sentences)
  • Pen/pencil (to complete
  • Textbook & Workbook (to review vocabulary before and in class)
  • ELMO Projector (to share original sentences)
  • Computer (with internet access to locate graphics)
  • Inspiration 9 (to create skit outline)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (for presentations of story/event)
  • Microsoft Word Newsletter Templates (to create newsletter)


Utilize Media:

  • Create a PowerPoint presentation to facilitate the lectures on the overhead projector.


Activities and Procedures:

Monday

Instructor:

Use PowerPoint presentation to facilitate introduction of the subjunctive mood to students by distinguishing its uses from those of the indicative mood and common verbs which require the subjunctive mood.

Demonstrate how to use the subjunctive mood to express importance, necessities, and opinions by giving examples.


Students:

Students will pair up with a classmate and work on practice exercises on StudySpanish.com. Then, they will practice speaking and expressing themselves in these areas to one another.

Students will create two original sentences (one on importance/necessities and the other on their opinions) and use ELMO Projector to present and share with the class and explain why the subjunctive mood was used.


Tuesday

Instructor:

Use PowerPoint presentation to facilitate further explanation of uses of the subjunctive mood and introduce the common verbs/phrases used to express several emotions.

Demonstrate how to use the subjunctive mood to express doubt, influence, and various emotions, such as, excitement and fear, by giving examples.


Students:

Students will pair up with a new classmate and work on practice exercises on Spanish Language & Culture with Barbara Kuczun Nelson. Then, they will practice speaking and expressing themselves in these areas to one another.

Students will form groups of four and compose a short PowerPoint presentation which expresses an emotional, exciting, or fearful story/event (invented or actually occurred in their lives), using sentences with properly conjugated verbs in the subjunctive mood and graphics for enhancement.


Wednesday

Instructor:

Use PowerPoint presentation to facilitate further explanation of uses of the subjunctive mood and introduce the common verbs/phrases used to give advice, make recommendations, and suggestions.

Review vocabulary in Chapter 10 on pg. 331 on the parts of the human body and present a diagram of the human body from the web in order to help students learn visually.

Demonstrate how to use the subjunctive mood to make recommendations, suggestions, and give advice by giving examples of real life situations, such as, a friend struggling in a class, roommates trying to get along, a relative going through a divorce, and a friend who is sick and trying to get well.


Students:

Students will pair up with a new classmate and work on practice exercises in Chapter 10 of the workbook. Then they will practice speaking and expressing themselves to make recommendations, suggestions, and give advice in the following situations: a friend struggling in a class, roommates trying to get along, and a relative going through a divorce.

Students will create a newsletter using Microsoft Word Newsletter Templates to recommend, suggest, and devise advice to give patients in their doctor's office.


Thursday

Instructor:

Use PowerPoint presentation to facilitate further explanation of uses of the subjunctive mood and introduce the common verbs/phrases used to state impersonal expressions and give advice and make recommendations using impersonal expressions.

Review vocabulary in Chapter 10 on pg. 342 on food, well-being, diseases related to poor health, staying in shape, and health.

Demonstrate how to use the subjunctive mood to make recommendations and give advise using impersonal expressions by giving examples.

Assist groups in choosing theme, brainstorming skit ideas, and writing outline.


Students:

Students will form groups of four and outline a skit in Inspiration on how to stay fit and/or how to get well when sick using the subjunctive mood and vocabulary.


Friday

Instructor:

Assist groups in creating scenarios and writing brief scripts.

Assist groups with corrections of mistakes and address concerns, questions, and clarify any confusion.


Student:

Groups will organize and role-play a brief skit on how to stay fit and/or how to get well using the subjunctive mood and vocabulary.


Assessment:


Rubric for Intermediate Spanish Class Lesson: Discovering the Subjunctive Mood


Standards:

W.IL.2.L.2 Express reaction and emotions to others.
W.IH.2.L.4 Express and support opinions and make recommendations on a variety of topics in culturally appropriate ways.
W.IL.3a.L.4 Present a short skit or dramatic presentation using a series of sentences.
LA.910.1.6.1: The student will use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly;