I've put together a guideline for students to use for creating their first dialogue of the year. This guide is intended for 4th year students in Florida, but the level would vary on the state as well as the particular student.
In this monologue, students will use the following tenses to tell me about themselves:
the monologue requires students to two write sentences with each of these tenses.
This is a great review for the beginning of the year, or an excellent cumulative exercise for upper level classes.