This activity is a student favorite. Students find a picture of themselves from their youth (1-5 years) and then write a paragraph about what they did, what they ate, who they spent time with, where they lived; all in the imperfect. All students then hang up their essays with the pictures, and the class then reads each one in order to guess the baby and write down what activities the student did as a child.
This activity is designed for writing practice once the students have some command of the imperfect, and it practices the 'yo' and 'el/ella' form of writing in complete sentences. It uses the imperfect in isolation, without the preterite. In addition, it has the students reading multiple texts for comprehension.
All directions are in Spanish, and it contains a rubric for grading the work (ojo: you will have to modify the due date in the rubric before use), and a grid where the students can record their findings about the baby portraits.
The lesson is for Spanish 2/3, and works well with Realidades 2 4a.