This is one of my favorite units. My students enjoy delving into what they want in a relationship. I've included everything I've created for this unit but I never get to use all of it because of time constraints. Below are some activities that I've done. The length of the unit depends on which activities are chosen. I take about 4 weeks with this unit because it includes many points to the subjunctive mood.
Students read and respond to real personal ads as ideal candidates
Students write their own personal ad in search of a prom date
Students listen to two love songs and watch the music videos and write a reaction to the songs
Students write an essay outlining what is an ideal relationship is and isn't
Student notes and guided notes on relationship vocabulary (dating, getting married, etc), descriptors of people in a relationship (kind, gentle, selfish, cheating, etc),
Student notes and guided notes on WORDE expressions which require the subjunctive in the subordinate clause (Wishing, Wanting, Requesting, Doubt, and Emotion).
Student notes and guided notes on Indefinite Antecedents and the use of subjunctive (I'm looking for a guy/girl who... vs I know a guy/girl who...)
A review of adjective agreement
Several practices for vocabulary recognition, using the subjunctive, the indicative, or the infinitive as determined by the primary clause.
An essay where students express and explain what makes an ideal relationship with organizer and rubric.
A set of personal ads that students read and then respond to as an ideal candidate with rubrics and instructions.
A personal ad assignment where students write an anonymous ad looking for a prom date and then respond to another student's ad as an ideal candidate. Instructions and rubric provided.
A personal reaction assignment to music that students have heard- we listened to "Jamás" by Shiadanni and "Y Tú Te Vas" by Chayanne. Students wrote about how the song made them feel and what they would say in response if the song had been written to them. Instructions, organizer, and rubric provided.
If time is short, there's an Educreation activity where students can simply describe their ideal relationship.
The pictures I use daily for student speaking
My anticipatory set slides for each day of the unit.