With my students, we are reading Agentes Secretos y el mural de Picasso. I was working with an excellent educational consultant who gave me this great idea. I have four tables in groups of three. Each table got a character (Mario, Luis, Javier and Paula). In the book, each person had to find three words or phrases about the character. Then they line them up in a box (see picture). Each person then was in charge of writing a sentence about their character. One person wrote a sentence on a horizontal row, one on a vertical row and one in a diagonal row about the character. They have to use all of their words in the sentence. Then, they shared one sentence from each group aloud. I was really impressed with how well they did! It was a great review of the first five chapters. The one difficulty was getting them away from a literal description of the person, but that is another goal for another day!
Edited to add: I updated the horrible picture with a new example. In this example, students would find three words or phrases about Paula and arrange them as seen above. One person would have to write a sentence from a column, one person from a row and one person would write a sentence from words on the diagonal. For example: Paula es una chica que tiene pelo negro y observa símbolos de su imaginación. Paula es una chica muy bonita y romántica y tiene pelo negro. Paula es de Barcelona y es romántica y observa símbolos en el mural. I did have to help students adding in a few words, but for the most part, all of the students were able to complete this with the help of their group and the book.