If you use stories, you might already do this, but I thought I would share anyways. This can be done at the end of a unit or at the end of a course.
The rubric that I use is a School Wide Rubric, but you could adapt it to be more proficiency oriented. I also think that Tina Hargaden has a good rubric for something like this... I need to re-visit A Natural Approach to the Year!
And on that note, I also LOVE creating OWIs with my students and they love it too! Here are two (they are enemies): Ximena la galleta and Pepe el pastelito. In addition to those, we have been working on this mini unit: El Cactus, this story/song of the week, and Billy y las botas nuggets (and some have made progress through Billy y las botas 2 too).
Here is the assignment:
I love correcting these stories because my students get a chance to show off their language and be creative. AND they are proud of their products! I even heard one student say to another, "Hey, want to hear what my story is about?" Love it!
Currently, I am correcting these and it is the third time that my Spanish 2 students have done this and they are so funny to correct!
Next step in class on Monday... have students read some of the best stories and illustrate them! #NewClassroomDecorations
Below are a few student examples (there were a lot of Billy la bufanda in these stories!). Note: the underlined parts are good things.
- Álvaro Soler y Billy la bufanda
- Billy la bufanda, Pepe el pastelito, y Ximena la galleta
- Billy la bufanda (acting like Álvaro Soler), Pepe el pastelito, y Ximena la galleta
- El cactus, Billy la bufanda, y Ximena la galleta