From day one, students wanted to know how to obtain information or give an instruction to others but, were a little intimidated to express themselves in Spanish in front of others. This is the ultimate reference for teaching your students how to get involved and how to give instructions. I began these commands and expressions as a way to give every student a common foundation for communication starting on day one. Most commands only require a reply of “yes” or “no” or a simple word answer and after a section was taught and practiced, I required them for communication within the classroom. These commands were created and developed because of frequent use and popular demand.
There are 36 "Useful Commands" for communication. This product includes different formatting variations for the handouts and the key so that you can use the key on your document camera or smartboard. You receive one student fill in sheet without answers for seat work, 2 keys and 3 pages of teacher lesson suggestions (If you have purchased product #1 Questions and Expressions, the lesson suggestions are very similar). There are two format versions of the keys, one is an 18 font and one is a for a teacher hard copy with answers (or handout) in a 10 font.
Lots of fun expressions and students will appreciate having something extra to say to each other and happily “own” a quantity of expressions that they can use on a daily basis in the classroom. Since this is an introductory activity, it is an excellent place to work on the Spanish sound system. The “abecedario” will compliment this activity and this will support your efforts teaching the Spanish alphabet.
You will have days where you get creative and figure out ways to combine or alter the commands and expressions by substituting or bringing in some of your own personalized vocabulary and there are many underlined words with a word (in parenthesis) that can be substituted for words that are more common to your area.
You may purchase the sections individually or as a bundled product.
- Section #1 = 20 Questions plus 18 Other Expressions
- Section #2 = 36 Commands
- Bundled product is discounted and includes both Section #1 and #2 plus
2 practice worksheets.
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Please see my other related resources below:
Bilingual Questions & Expressions for Daily Communication #1
Bilingual Question Vocabulary Reference
Bilingual Classroom Object Vocabulary Reference