I am doing a traditional written final with my Spanish 1A (7th grade) and a project-based final for Spanish 1B (8th grade). Borrow any of these resources if they work for you!
8th grade Spanish 1B Final Project
Writing a prompt is like making a wish from a genie. If you don’t word it correctly, you may end up with all sorts of things you didn’t ask for. That said, I have made LOTS of mistakes in creating prompts from which the genie granted me some poorly cobbled together, Google-translated messes of projects. I have learned from these mistakes and I think I am finally ready to make a flawless genie wish.
Here is the (hopefully) fool-proof, check-list format for my 8th graders’ final project.
They will be writing and illustrating their own story. Then they will present a small piece of their story to the class. The class will take a 3 question true/false quiz after each presentation.
This will allow me to assess:
– writing proficiency using target structures and accurate grammar (I will use Ben Slavic’s Writing Targets rubric, as we have been using all year.)
– speaking proficiency (I will just assess this informally, as I have been taking speaking data through Oral Proficiency Assessments)
– listening proficiency as they take the true/false quiz
– some reading proficiency since some students will display their story on the ActivBoard. I generally assess reading proficiency more often than any other skill, so this is a change of pace.
I have also borrowed the idea from somewhere on Señora Hitz’s blog, though I can’t find it now, to bring cheese and crackers and juice to make it more of a reception. I believe she did that during a gallery walk activity. My hope is that it will create a more relaxed atmosphere, where affective filters are lowered, so we can create an experience as a class.
7th Grade Spanish 1A Final
Spanish 1A has completed:
- Look I Can Talk 1.1
- Martina Bex Unit 1
- Martina Bex Unit 2
- TPR with Bex Unit 3
- Guapo unit with adjectives
- 7-8 Persona Especial interviews
Here’s to a stress-free finals week!