World language teachers often try to avoid days of direct instruction. But there is always a point in every unit when the students need that direct guidance. For each of those lessons I have created a notes presentation. Each notes file includes a PowerPoint presentation and an interactive student notes guide. I also included PDF versions of both, which would be easy to post online for students who are absent.
Since many teachers try to keep direct instruction to a minimum of class time or are trying to run a flipped classroom, I tried to make each PowerPoint presentation as efficient as possible. With that in mind, the meat of the explanation is clear and concise in English. The notes include direct instruction and a few examples to practice, but they do not include games and interpersonal activities – that is intentional so that flipped classrooms can keep the instruction self-guided without class activities.
These notes review Spanish tú commands, divided as such:
Regular affirmative tú commands
Irregular affirmative tú commands
Regular negative tú commands
Irregular negative tú commands
Affirmative tú commands with DOPs
Negative tú commands with DOPs
Both the powerpoint and the notes sheets have natural page breaks according to the topics listed above. So if you only want to teach affirmative commands, you can just use that page. If you aren't ready to tackle pronouns, you can leave that page off.
I limited it to direct object pronouns - not reflexive pronouns, indirect object pronouns, or combined pronouns - because our students learn tú commands in Spanish 1 and are not ready for those other pronouns yet. If you want the notes with those, you might be interested in my similar item - Commands Notes - which goes through all kinds of commands and all object pronouns.
This product is also available as part of my Informal Commands Bundle
My notes are no prep - just print the guide sheet and go!
If you like this style of direct instruction, this is also available as part of my Verb and Grammar Notes Bundle
If you are teaching Spanish 2, this product is also available as part of my Spanish 2 Mega-Bundle
These notes primarily focus on the ACTFL language comparison standard.
Going paperless? Use the PDF version of this product in the Notability app for students to add their notes. Or upload the editable version into Google docs to access on a Chromebook.
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