This is the information page for a description unit assessment. I give my students a choice between this project or another project (Scrapbook Project) which is (or is soon to be) available on TpT also. I have used this particular project for 5 or 6 year and have adapted it to cover all bases. This is the handout that I give students at the beginning. I also give them a copy of the rubric (also available on Tpt) and the graphic organizer (also available on TpT).
I allot 5 days for the entirety of this project: 1) write rough drafts 2)Type rough drafts and have edited by teacher (I also give a test with this unit, so students work on a review for three days and practice memorizing their scripts at home. However, if they truly understand the structure and grammar and know the vocabulary, they wouldn't exactly have to memorize it to be able to present it.) 3) practice presentations in groups of 3, 4)present project, and finally 5) present project.