I'm a big believer in giving the students opportunities to show their learning in lots of different kinds of products. I think it's a much better way to see if they have actually learned what they were supposed to--can they apply it? That answer doesn't always show up in paper/pencil products.
In honor of Black History Month we have been learning about all kinds of historical figures who contributed to our society. The students got together in a group and chose one of those figures. They read books about them, watched Brainpop, Jr. videos and then used the details they learned to write a short skit starring that person. At this age, just working in a group can sometimes be difficult-I think they did a marvelous job with them. We performed them for parents. Here's one example: