This website has some amazing ideas! One that I recently read could be applied to an assessment that the students would enjoy. It is called Photo Journalism. The night before, students could take five pictures. You could have them take random pictures, or they could be sequential. You could also give them a topic like dinner time or friends. When the students come in the next day, they could either complete a writing task or speaking task. Many people do free-writes, and this would provide students with an opportunity to have inspiration for a free-write. Students would enjoy it because they can choose the topic as well.