Put together a powerpoint storybook based on the outline of "El Lobo Hambriento" by Anna Matava.
Phrases targeted: "Tiene hambre", "Esta' triste", "Llora", "Toma"
I use this for choral reading. I read each slide, have the students read aloud as I point to each word, then have a volunteer translate. I then ask questions about the slide or the story thus far as we go along.
The full story is written out at the end. The kids are always stoked to see how much they'd read in Spanish. It's a real confidence booster.
I included a rubric for a quick writing assessment. I tell my kids they can rewrite the same story, create their own with different characters and details, or make up a whole new one. Only thing is they may not use a dictionary of any kind or ask me (or anyone else) how to say anything. If they don't know how to say something, they must scrap it or find a different way to say it.
This activity can take anywhere from 15 minutes to a full 90-minute block. All depends on how use it.
*Note: I used local restaurants to spark interest. Feel free to edit however you'd like.