Irregular commands, unlike regular ones, don’t follow a pattern. The forms must be memorized by the student. Presenting the irregulars in a chant or a song helps students retain the information. After students have learned the irregular forms and the verbs they belong to, they are ready to practice. The following storyboard activity can also be used in the student’s initial learning if paired with their notes.
Have students create a spider map storyboard. They will need to include eight cells, one for each irregular tú command. For each irregular command, have students brainstorm a sentence that could be illustrated fairly easily. In each cell, students will put an image that matches their command. For example, in the model storyboard, there is an image of an un-made bed. The written command is, “Make your bed!” For further reinforcement, above the image, students can put the infinitive of the verb used in the command. Have students repeat this process for each irregular.
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Grade Level 9-12
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual