Although students now understand the purpose for the imperative, to reach mastery and increase retention of this new information, it is helpful to have students use commands in the context of a narrative. The model storyboard uses a traditional storyboard to introduce a character and set the scene for future action involving both regular and irregular commands.
Have students mimic the model by creating their own character and a short narrative that lends itself to the use of commands. Students should introduce their character, set the scene for their story, and be sure to include multiple examples for both regular and irregular commands. As a starting point, have students include at least three irregular and four regular imperatives. These minimums can of course be adjusted to fit different needs. Students should have at least six cells for their narrative.
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