Composición: La fiesta se volvió loca
OBJECTIVES: You will be able to...
Take a look at the objectives above to make sure that your presentation shows that you have demonstrated those skills. If I don’t see examples of these skills, I won’t be able to give you satisfactory scores on the relevant rubric criteria.
CONTEXT AND AUDIENCE
You are mentioning to a friend how a celebration you attended went. You are focusing on talking about what happened, not describing the people or place (we haven’t studied the imperfect tense yet.) You will write a story about a series of events that occurred at a party, celebration, or ceremony (e.g. una boda, una quinceañera, una fiesta de cumpleaños, baile de fin de año, una cena navideña).
250 words minimum
Double spaced with name, course and section, and date (e.g. 20 de agosto)
Catchy or interesting title
Use the new irregular preterite verbs and other preterite verbs. BOLD or highlight these words.
Use the new vocabulary from the Celebraciones and Los postres vocabulary lists.
Dialogue between the guests at the celebration. The dialogue will probably be mostly in the present tense depending on what the speaker is communicating.
Transition words. Check out Transition Words in Spanish document on Canvas.
An interesting story of events. (Don’t just put together simple sentences. Think about entertaining, shocking, amusing, or horrifying your audience.)
BEFORE YOU SUBMIT!
Double-check word choice using an online dictionary such as www.wordreference.com
Double-check the grammar by pasting parts of your composition into the www.spanishchecker.com website. It will give you recommendations on how to fix errors.
Review the Writing Rubric to make sure your writing is of high quality and meets the objectives listed in the rubric.
Make sure your writing is your own. Your work will be checked for plagiarism.
Do check your script grammar accuracy by visiting https://spanishchecker.com/ before submitting it. Email me 48 hours in advance of the deadline if you would like me to review it before you record.
Do practice before you record and check pronunciation on www.forvo.com.
Do read the rubric and the learning objectives above to ensure that you meet the expectations of this assignment
Content Score: 3-Yes 2- Almost 1- Barely
________ Title grabs the reader’s attention.
________ Title follows capitalization rules in Spanish.
________ Opening is intriguing, engaging, anecdotal, or funny.
________ Story organization includes an exposition, climax, and resolution.
________ There is a delightful or suspenseful surprise somewhere in the story.
________ Dialogue builds characterization or advances the story, instead of just filling a page.
________ No word repetition.
________ Three examples of literary figures (metaphors, hyperbole, etc.) that make word combinations impactful.
________ No vague words (muy, cosas, este, etc.) are used.
________ Barely any ser, estar, and haber verbs to ensure an energetic pace.
________ Variety of short, medium, and long sentences.
________ Sentences begin in different ways to add variety.
________ Rhetorical moves/ transitions take the reader along. See Transition Words document in Canvas.
________ Details paint the scenes and characters.
________ Requirements met including length, format, file type, and platform.
________ Highlights or bolds the appropriate text requested in the guidelines.
________ Includes any additional materials requested (e.g., images, links
Grammar Score: How many errors are there?
Errors include spelling, punctuation, grammar, and word choice errors. Use the online grammar checker www.spanishchecker.com and consult www.wordrefence.com or www.spanishdict.com.
Subtract number of errors from 49: _________/49 Total Grade: _____/100