I firmly believe that students can write well even with a very limited Spanish I vocabulary.
This activity is mean to be a step-by-step guide for students in their first major writing assignment for Spanish class. It guides them through a two-paragraph essay--the 1st paragraph is about their own likes and dislikes, the 2nd is about a friend.
- PowerPoint with examples of excellent and poorly written paragraphs
- Extra "pre-writing" assignment--students categorize activities they like using "me gusta mucho" and "no me gusta nada" sentences
- Example paragraph analysis handout and space for students' own paragraph
- Writing checklist and self-evaluation