Do you wish you students were more aware of the world around them? This document includes a description of "Los Eventos Actuales" (current events). I use it in my Spanish 2 honors class but it could be adapted for any language/culture. It includes a rubric as well as the ACTFL proficiency levels. If used throughout the year you will be able to see their writing in the target language improve. In addition, they become aware of world events that are happening outside of their neighborhood.