Get your novice Spanish learners writing by using their favorite subject - themselves! This assignment fulfills the objective "I can write a description about myself" by having them tell who they are, where they are from, their nationality, where they go to school, what they are like, and what kind of friend they are. It is aligned with National and Illinois state standards. It fulfills several Linguafolio tasks. It also corresponds with Buen Viaje level 1 chapter 1.
You can use this assignment to review/assess basic grammar like ser, adjectives, articles, gender, word order, and agreement, to walk them through the writing process, to teach them how to self assess, peer edit, and give specific feedback, or to build their confidence by displaying the final products in the classroom and adding them to the student's portfolios.
"Eres una estrella brillante" is a four page editable document that includes the assignment directions, a student help sheet (self evaluation, reflection, peer evaluation, and rewriting), a customizable rubric, and a star graphic for final drafts and classroom display.