This document was designed to get students thinking and creating naturally in context with the subjunctive. How many times have you found yourself thinking, “They really can do this on paper, but I’m not hearing/seeing it happening in natural contexts”? That’s certainly the way I felt with my students! I started to show my students pictures and just say, “Ok, guys, react!” Slowly but surely, we started to progress. Here are some ideas for how to use this document:
Show each slide on the projector and have the kids orally give the person/people advice about their situation using subjunctive phrases. React with emotive expressions. Express doubt, disappointment, uncertainty – there are so many options!
The same as above but as a writing prompt.
Print each slide and have the students say a sentence using the subjunctive at the door as they enter. A slide a day will last over a month!
Create stations and leave a slide at each station. Students can take turns reacting to it. Make a competition out of it and see who can make the most statements.
Use a slide a day as a warm-up or closing activity.
Do you have another idea that has worked well for you? Let me know and I’ll share it here!
I’ve included both serious and not-so-serious situations. There are 30 situations included, so you can pick and choose which work best for you. This activity works with any level that is working on the subjunctive. You can also easily adapt it for the imperfect subjunctive.
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