I use this assignment with Spanish II students alongside my Ecuador lesson (links below). Students are asked to write about a trip to Ecuador using el pretérito. The assignment sheet doubles as the rubric, with point values assigned to each task. My students produce better writing when given the requirements in this format and it also makes it easier for me to grade.
The assignment is bilingual, so it is also great for Spanish-speaking English Learners (ELs) Levels 1-2!!
Pre/ Post Test:
Cloze Notes for PowerPoint: