How to Write an Essay for Spanish 4 and AP PowerPoint and Activities

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Angie Torre Spanish and French
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This 119 slide PowerPoint is a complete step-by-step lesson on how to write an expository essay in Spanish beginning with the demonstration and practice of the elements of a sentence. Digital versions included for distance learning.

Also included in the PowerPoint, "How to Write an Essay" are:

~The definition, modeling and practice of a thesis statement, preamble, hook, and three main ideas

~activity in which students practice in pairs brainstorming and writing an introductory paragraph

~activity in which students choose and organize main ideas which support thesis statement

~explanation of how to write topic sentences, developing paragraphs and a conclusion

~demonstration of how to use transition words and sentences to connect ideas and paragraphs

~explanation of how to use concrete facts, details and personal examples to support topic sentences

~a practice of writing personal examples

~peer evaluation practice

~explanation and modeling of how to cite references and how to use synonyms to avoid repetition of words.

~practice exercises for formal essays in which students change the first and second person into the third person or the passive voice using the impersonal "se".

There are three essays in this PowerPoint presentation. In the first one, students do a step-by-step practice. In the second one, they take notes and practice writing personal examples and in the last one, a competition/ closure activity, they identify components of a good essay.

The written activities "How to Write an Essay" go hand in hand with the PowerPoint and are designed to help students improve their writing of expository essays.

Included are:

~A template essay which models the components of a good essay: el gancho, la oración de tesis, las tres ideas principales, la sangría, palabras y oraciones de transición, párrafo de introducción y conclusión, cómo citar las fuentes, sinónimos

~an accompanying worksheet in which students identify components

~instructions for the teacher

~the answers

~the worksheet, "Transiciones"

~a story with sections omitted in which students write logical transitions or phrases

~the worksheet, "La Evidencia" in which students practice how to write and organize supporting evidence using examples and concrete facts

~ the worksheet, "Revisión del párrafo" in which students evaluate each others' paragraphs based on a rubric

~instructions for students on how to write an essay

~the worksheet, "Revisión del Ensayo" in which students evaluate each others' essay based on a rubric

~the essay for the competition in which students underline the main components of an essay before playing the competition on the PowerPoint.

~Google slides digital versions for use in Google Classroom, other Google platforms and distance learning


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