Do you love teaching travel as a theme? This Performance-Based Assessment represents the best parts of that passion, as it transports your students to the very real situation where they've lost something in the Guadalajara International Airport and they have to be able to communicate with security personnel to get the item back.
When I say in my ads that I provide "something different" from cloze and conjugation exercises, this is what I mean: A realistic, culturally rich scenario where the students have to leverage their ability to write in simple past tense and describe the various parts of the airport they've visited (la seguridad, el mostrador, la aduana, etc.). The students get to choose how complex they wish to make their journey and therefore their communication about it, and have a variety of paths to indicate mastery. There is no one single right answer here!
I provide an "old school" as well as a more modern rubric, plenty of notes, and examples of "meets expectations" and "exceeds expectations" student samples. With this assessment, your students will have think on their feet and imagine themselves in a foreign location, with only their wits and preparation to get them out of the jam. Thanks for reading!