USEFUL - ÚTIL A - 10 topics. Every topic is in both English and Spanish. There are 3 levels of difficulty for every assigment. Please note that there are SIX different sets of composition topics, Útil A, B, C, all the way to Útil F. No student can say - ¨I don´t know what to write about.¨
Sample beginners writing assignment:
Prepare a flyer / travel brochure
Mexico City is one of the biggest cities in the world. Find 3 pictures of Mexico City: something old, something new and something you really like. In your travel brochure, identify and describe each picture.
Variation: Each student chooses ONE capital of a Spanish speaking country and finds 3 pictures.....
Útil A has 10 topics. Each one has a specific writing assignment.
1. Prepare a flyer.
2. Prepare an itinerary for a trip.
3. Organize the information for a documentary.
4. Make a placemat for a restaurant. Every table will have one.
5. You will be interviewed. Get ready.
6. Find pictures and compare them.
7. Give advice. Good advice? Bad advice?
8. Write a dialogue for a shopping trip.
9. Create or draw a map and add the description.
10. Prepare an itinerary for a trip to Machu Picchu
Students explore both the famous and the out of the way places in the Spanish speaking World. They include Machu Picchu and Aracataca; La Boquería and Bilbao; Cartagena de Indias and the Chilean Lake Region. The places are diverse: markets, beach resorts, treasure fleets. The assignments tap into students´ natural attraction to the digital media.
Number of pages: 42
Teacher and student rubrics: included
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