Arlington County, VA Spanish Partial-Immersion Program Rubrics for Writing and Speaking in English and Spanish for Grades 1-5 (1997)

Sample Tasks To Elicit Oral Language


  • 20 questions
  • interview a classmate
  • interview a community helper
  • interview a person asking biographical information
  • do a survey


  • calendar activities
  • daily news/current events
  • book discussion
  • language experience- retelling
  • be a "person" and speak to the class
  • class debate
  • Sequencing pictures and discussion


  • show and tell
  • puddle or math problems
  • rhymes w/question and answer
  • adapt jazz chants and songs
  • share knowledge about exploration and experimentation
  • book review
  • advertisement

Dramatization and Role playing

  • acting out stories/plays
  • take a character and act it out
  • act out your own story
  • TV show
  • be a reported and broadcast the news

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