Finally, an Alternative Project for Day of the Dead: Writing and Creating Art Based on a Living Person
Celebrate the life of someone who is still living without focusing on Day of the Dead. Mentions of death, skulls, skeletons, etc., are not included in this project, but the spirit of valuing life is still the key component. Students select someone important to them, perhaps a family member or role model. Useful for multiple levels of Spanish.
- a letter about the projects for teachers to send to students’ parents
- a writing prompt demonstrating what students have learned thus far
- a two-page writing rubric for the prompt
- a two-page rubric for students to use when creating their art.
©2018. English, Spanish. Beginning to intermediate. 8.5 x 11 inches. Download. PDF, 10 pages. PDF requires Adobe® Reader® to view.
About the Author
Audrey Yates Irias started learning Spanish at age 10 in a FLEX program in her elementary school, because her aunt lived in Puerto Rico. She was so enamored with learning languages that she dove in head first, and took multiple years of Spanish and French in high school. Following her passion, she was a double major in Spanish and French Education and a TESOL minor, at Illinois State University—during which time she studied in Spain and France. She taught for 11 years in both traditional as well as virtual classrooms. In 2016, she earned her master’s in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Illinois.
Audrey enjoys spending time with her daughter, dancing, teaching students one-on-one, and developing curriculum that benefits students and teachers of World Languages.