This is a great review for the students that have been learning vocabulary associated with school, clothing, birthdays, classroom objects, class schedules, places around town, weather, sports, and days of the week.
The students are given 20 vocabulary words associated with a certain topic. The vocabulary words are scattered and need to be combined into comprehensible Spanish sentences.
The directions to the students are as follows:
Directions: From the boxes of vocabulary words, construct at least 3 comprehensible Spanish sentences (5 or more words). The vocabulary words may be used as many times as you need. In the center boxes choose a sentence from each group to illustrate. Write the Spanish sentence in the box with the illustration.
There are many different sentence possibilities for the students to generate. The sentences are unique to the student writing them, but they also have guidance because the words they need are in front of them. Once they have written their sentences, they communicate their understanding of what they have written with an illustration.
This activity is good for learners that don't quite have the confidence to write without support. It helps them prepare for writing on an exam, and it builds confidence. I always mention to my students that the boxes of words are like words they can find on any test they take, they just need to arrange the words to meet the purpose of their writing. So this is good practice for the students to learn test taking strategies as well.
I usually give the students 2 boxes at a time. There are 2 set of vocabulary words per sheet, so it is easy to just give them to the students 1 page at a time.