In October there was a GIANT squid that was found in Spain. I took parts of an authentic newspaper and then did some research on Squids to gather fun "squid" facts. I created this appealing "current event" for the students to read "authentic news" in Spanish. I also made some questions for the students to answer in English to be able to check for student comprehension.
Use this to incorporate more authentic materials in your classroom! You could do silent reading, group work, sub plans, etc.
Perhaps you'd find a "monster" movie and do a "movie talk" and a thematic unit on monsters...under the bed, in the closet, etc.
So many possibilities!