This activity aligns with, but is not limited to, Realidades 1 Tema 8A. I use this a few days into the unit. Students are provided with a "script" about a recent trip they took. They have to fill in the blanks with personal information. For example: _________________ es un buen lugar a visitar. or Fui a ______________ para ____________. It allows enough structure to build student confidence while allowing for some creativity.
For me, this is the first step in presenting something larger and more detailed later on in the chapter.
I have used this in class and also as a homework assignment. Students need about 10-15 minutes to fill it in, and then each student will present it to the class, so it could take a whole class period depending on your class size. If your class is large, you could have students complete it in pairs and then divide it in half to present. This could be a formative or summative assessment. Students could also memorize it and present it in a future class.
A guideline for grading is at the bottom.
Have fun, and make sure to check out my other Realidades 1 materials. More Realidades 2 resources are on the way!
-The Spanish Señora