Celebration Essay Writing and Research Activities

Celebration Essay Writing and Research Activities
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Provide your students with an opportunity to research and write about celebrations and events around the Spanish speaking world using a 5-part form letter with sentence starters. This activity incorporates research with an introductory letter-writing format and provides practice of transitional expressions and connectors for better flow and rhythm of written expression (2nd year and above language learner levels, Immersion and Heritage speaker).

What is included:

  • Bilingual word bank of expressions; transitional expressions & subjunctive sentence prompts
  • Essay writing prompts and outline; word bank of expressions (Bilingual – present & past tense)
  • Essay writing prompts and outline; word bank of expressions (past tense in Spanish only)
  • Student instruction sheet formatted for handouts or display on document camera or smartboard
  • Step by step instructions for essay writing
  • Step by step instructions for optional research and presentation
  • Script outline for presentation
  • Unusual customs and celebrations list from Spanish speaking countries around the world (62 events).
  • Daily lesson suggestions with variations for accelerated and advanced learners (one week)
  • Scoring rubrics for essay writing and presentations

The writing activity and word bank integrate multiple topics such as Celebrations and Cultural Traditions, Foods, People, Regional Features and Descriptions of the sights and sounds of celebrations and events from a variety of countries. The written activities provide excellent review and practice as well as an end of the unit writing test for student building language proficiency. The activity can be modified for teacher-guided individual, group or whole class activities.

The teacher can modify the format of the letter in order to designate and practice the following skills:

-Making comparisons

-Passive voice

-Stating opinions

-Transitional expressions

-Adding detail and telling “why”

-Informal or Formal

-Present or Past tense

-Subjunctive clauses

Celebrations Research and Letter Writing and Presentation Activities may be purchased individually to support your current curriculum. If you would like additional resources for your Calendar and Celebration unit, please see my other related resources below. Maestra Mapache Creations has coordinated these collections of vocabulary, dialogues, worksheets and images to be your versatile tool for both verbal and written activities. Enrich your current curriculum units and put valuable time back in your hands.

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