Includes skeletal grammar notes and interview activity 4 pg. doc
For introduction to or review of the simple future tense in Spanish.
Provide students with irregular verb stems and observe them completing small tasks to see if they are comprehending and applying correctly formation of and meaning of the future tense. Students can even look up the irregular forms for HW ...on youtube.
Check out these free video lessons:
Consider experimenting with a flipped classroom model for the direct teaching of grammar. I prefer to have students watch these videos, take notes for homework, and then (while I check homework) complete the skeletal notes (this document) in groups. Students who have not seen the video HW will be helped by those who did. Then you can more readily move on to using the future tense to exchange messages in class (the interview activity in this doc. is a good example)
After students have completed the letter writing activity, (in a 90 min. class or the next day) consider having them raise their hands and read to the class a sentence about what they learned when interviewing classmates. "Aprendí que Cristóbal vivirá en California." or "Cuando hablé con Cristóbal, aprendí que...." Model this language for students by repeating it many times, (I repeat "Aprendí que" before calling on each student) and expect that they use it. Mixing the past and future this way is entirely functional. I have found unfailingly that students are highly engaged in this activity when reading to the class ABOUT EACH OTHER. Keep an orderly discussion and participation and it will work! (I even put a check next to each student's name on a list for each time they contribute to the discussion. After one or several classes with this "data" compiled I turn the participation checks into a quick grade, and of course I let them know all about that fair process.