Quick Writes are a wonderful way to get your Spanish students practicing their writing at any language level. This file is a sheet that I print out and have my students write on in response to Quick Write topics.
This is how I usually use Quick Writes in my Spanish 1 and 2 classrooms: about two times a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays), I use Quick Writes as a bell-ringer activity to start the class. I project a question or topic on the front board, and students respond to the question or topic on this work sheet. Students write in silence for 2-5 minutes.The goal is to have them using language authentically and fluently without being too worried about grammar, so they are allowed to use paper dictionaries to look up any unknown words. There is also a box at the bottom of the sheet for students to "collect" useful but previously unknown words. These words could be further used in interactive notebooks as part of building a personalized vocabulary list for each student.
Every couple of weeks, I collect these Quick Writes reaction sheets to look over the students' writing and give feedback. Your feedback can highlight various aspects that you're working on in class: particular grammatical structures, development of complex and detailed sentences, use of vocabulary, et cetera.
See included photos for examples of Quick Write topics I have done in class. The beauty of this activity is that you can scale it up or down as appropriate for the level of language you're teaching. It can obviously also tie in to whatever topic you're currently exploring in class.