A warm-up task, lecture, guided notes, and practice activity for teaching the subjunctive mood, 99% in the target language.
First, there is a warm-up task to check background knowledge of some of the key phrases that require subjunctive (e.x. I want, It's possible, etc.)
Then, the uses of subjunctive are presented with the helpful acronym, W.E.I.R.D.O. (wishes and wants, emotions, impersonal expressions, recommendations and requests, doubts and denials, and ojalá). The examples are presented with popular quotes in Spanish.
Once the uses and examples are reviewed, the guided notes use deductive grammar to see if students can figure out the rules for forming the subjunctive. Students look at the verbs in the quotes, identify the infinitive, first person singular (yo) form, and the subjunctive. With your questioning, students should notice that the subjunctive is formed y starting with the yo form, dropping the ending, and adding opposite endings.
There is also a page in the notes that lists all of the irregular verbs in the subjunctive, for students to reference.
Once the uses and how to form have been presented, there is a practice activity. Students use the subjunctive to discuss news headlines (these are from aroundApril 2017 but are still relevant. Alternatively, you could substitute more current or relevant articles for your students). Suggested sentence starters and verbs are provided to scaffold the dialogue (see preview file to get a clearer idea of this activity).
This is a great way to get students started with this tricky and intimidating form in Spanish.
P.S. If you are wondering why there is a picture of a horse with a shark head, I began by explaining to students that the subjunctive was kind of like a shorse: weird and unnatural at first but cool enough once it had been "tamed."
For a game to practice or review subjunctive, check out:
S.H.O.R.S.E. (Subjunctive Practice Game)