My idea for motivating compositional skill is to have students write about questions that they will surely be asked when they travel, especially, in my classes, when they travel to Latin America and Spain Students are most commonly asked about their families; about studies and future plans; about jobs, which are usually Summer jobs; and shortly thereafter about their views on love, courtship, and marriage. I have students write composition about these topics, drafts to be revised three times,and then students arrange the statements on one page, front and back. with illustrations. I then laminate the page for them and they have a tool, a durable tool, to take with them on their travels.
Turner, Thomas C., "FLARR Pages #68: Autobiography and Travel: Motivation for Writing in World Languages Classes" (2009). FLARR Pages. 47.