One of the most successful activities this year in Spanish 1 was our Desfile de Moda fashion show. During my first year teaching I came across an idea to have students put together fashion shows in groups as the assessment for the clothing, adjective & colors unit. The day of the show the classroom was turned into a runway and students strutted their stuff to Spanish music while their group read descriptions of what they were wearing in Spanish. They also put together a written booklet, where the descriptions were evaluated for a presentational writing grade as well.
Through this project I have seen some wonderful creativity including a “Rachet Show” of ridiculous clothing and a Halloween theme with all costumes. Students were given the option to use other models if they did not feel comfortable, so we also had Barbies and Build-a-Bears as models. The bast part was seeing their creative use of Spanish in their descriptions.
Last year I just had Spanish music playing in the background, but this year students were assigned to pick their favorite songs from class to play with their fashion show. I loved seeing how excited they were about using their favorite songs from class including Adrenelina, Limbo, Danza Kuduro and many others. Overall it was a great way for students to show their creativity and get excited about Spanish class.
Have a great day!