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Many World Language teachers assign a traditional alphabet book to help students build vocabulary and practice assigning the proper article to the noun.
I found that my students too quickly discarded the vocabulary they had in theory 'learned' means of this project in its traditional format, so I added my own twists!
In my classroom, this is a progressive project. The students turn the project in twice, each time with a different focus.
The first phase requires students to create the traditional alphabet book. However, they must periodically focus on word families (finding related nouns), in the hope that it will better aid them in acquiring the vocabulary.
The second phase is assigned later in the school year. Students must return to the alphabet book and write complete sentences with the words they already 'learned.' In the second phase, they focus on creating a logical sentence by adding a form of the verb 'to be' and an adjective.
This package includes the project descriptions and the rubrics for both phases of the project, and ready to hand to your students. They are written for an Italian classroom, but can quickly and easily be modified for a Spanish or French classroom.