Here is a great, simple first assignment for beginner's in Spanish. It could be given to students on day 1. Students are asked to study a list of Spanish cognates and fill in the blanks to an English story line to create a customized story in Spanglish. Have students share out. Allow 15-30 min for this mini lesson. These usually turn out to be pretty funny! In addition to creating the stories, you can also have students draw an illustration on the back. Thanks for looking!