Personality assessment in Spanish: Students draw... trees! And then analyze them based on a rubric to find out about their personalities. This is actually one of my favorite activities I've ever done with students because of its uniqueness. It is a creative and fun writing and speaking activity for students. Appropriate for Spanish 3 or 4 students and the adjectives can be modified depending on the textbook or vocabulary being used or currently known. This was created for the Realidades 3 textbook, chapter 4.
-Give students a blank sheet of paper. Tell students they have 2 minutes to draw a tree – any tree of their choice!
-After 2 minutes, tell students to write their names on them, collect all the drawings and redistribute them randomly to other students.
-The students that are the new holders of their classmates’ trees will now “analyze their personalities” given the rubric above (different categories for depending on how they drew things like "situation on paper", "branches", "limbs", "leaves", etc.)
After students finish analyzing their classmates, it turns into a class speaking activity as we talk about if the analyses for different students are true or not!
*Rubric and instructions are included