Here are 3 activities that gives students the chance to practice writing and speaking in Spanish. Included are a warm up, a brainstorming activity, 2 quickwrite tasks (one on describing one's home and one on describing what one does at home), and 2 ISpeakYouSpeak activities (that have the same themes as the quickwrite). A quickwrite activity encourages fluidity and movement in one's writing. It is like brainstorming, in some ways. Students take 3 minutes and write about a given topic without stopping. There's no time to look up words or check for grammar correctness. Instead, students just write. If they cannot think of what to say, they copy the last word they wrote until they think of a new idea.
ISpeakYouSpeak is a speaking activity where students speak for 30 seconds about a given topic in the target language. It is an activity that also encourages fluidity. This activity is written in Word, so you can tailor it to meet the needs of your students. Great for Spanish 1!