In this activity, students assume the role of an advice columnist to respond to letters from the public. Students will use affirmative and negative commands to answer three letters, giving them advice on health, academic success and social interaction. I use this lesson in the second half of Spanish 1 when we cover commands, although it is a helpful review of commands even at higher levels.
This activity also connects very well with programs that focus on whole-student wellness (such as the Student Success Plans implemented in Connecticut). It is a great opportunity to discuss topics such as study strategies, bullying and health in the target language.