This writing project helps your students create funny stories about horrible Saint Valentine’s Day dates, using vocab and grammar from the Realidades 3A chapter for Spanish two. This project is always a hit, and students love trying to come up with the worst date imaginable!
This project guides students through four steps, to ensure they all complete the project successfully. Students first brainstorm ideas/words they want to include in their story. Then, they sketch a storyboard and fill in words/phrases they want to use with each event. They then write a rough draft and have two classmates peer edit it. At the end, they type up their stories and add some clip-art illustrations.
I recommend spending four days on this project:
Day One: Explain the directions and have students work on brainstorming and their storyboard.
Day Two: Have students work on their rough drafts.
Day Three: Students should finish their rough drafts and have two people peer edit them.
Day Four: Go to a computer lab and have students type up their final paragraphs and add in some clip-art. If you don’t have access to a computer lab, have students write a final draft in pen and include two drawings.
This editable Microsoft Word document includes four pages: A detailed instruction/brainstorming sheet, a storyboard page, a rough draft page, and simple peer editing instructions. If you do not use the Realidades textbook, you could still use this after teaching the irregular preterit forms of ir, ser, tener, estar, and poder. Simply change the instructions to mention what vocabulary you want your students to use. I hope your students enjoy this project!