How to Write an Essay in Spanish No-Prep Lesson Plans and Curriculum

Angie Torre
Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Homeschool
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473 pages
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These Lesson Plans and Curriculum teach students all the components of good essay-writing including how to organize and write cohesive, fluent compositions in Spanish. “How to Write an Essay in Spanish No-Prep Lesson Plans and Curriculum” does all the work for you and requires no textbook although the lessons can supplement any text you use. The lesson plans are based on the EDI (Explicit Direct Instruction) model and are structured for a 90-minute instructional day for the block schedule. However, they can be easily modified for a regular schedule. The resources can be accessed in two places, in the folders for each day’s lesson plan or in their own folder so that the teacher can use the resources when he/she needs them and not when indicated.

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This curriculum includes but is not limited to the following 197 documents and 276 PowerPoint slides:

  • Fourteen 90-minute lesson plans on "el ensayo"
  • 145-slide PowerPoint on how to write an essay: the teaching of and practice writing informal and formal essays, sentences, thesis statements, introductory paragraphs, body, and conclusion, topic sentences; how to use quotes; how to support their thesis with evidence from different sources / la oración de tesis, la oración temática, la oración principal, el gancho, la introducción, la conclusión, las palabras de conexión, los párrafos de desarrollo, cómo usar la evidencia para apoyar el tesis, cómo usar las fuentes para apoyar la tesis, cómo usar sinónimos para no repetir palabras, cómo usar la tercera persona y la voz pasiva en los ensayos formales
  • Analysis of sample essays
  • ACTFL Proficiency Benchmarks and Can-Do Statements
  • Transitions vocabulary and practice connecting thoughts and ideas using transitions
  • Peer Edits of introductory paragraphs, developing paragraphs, and conclusion
  • Attention-getters
  • Bell Work
  • Tension (Informs students of the learning target and what they will do to demonstrate mastery)
  • Practice changing from the first and second person to the third person or passive voice for writing formal essays
  • Activities, paired Activities
  • Games, competitions
  • College Board essay rubric
  • FREE Table of Contents
  • Vocabulary for writing essays
  • Readings, articles for Written Interpretive Communication
  • Vocabulary Quizzes: expresiones comunes para composición, palabras de conexión, para introducir ideas, para añadir otra idea, para expresar un punto de contraste, par dar éfasis, para llegar a una conclusión, palabras de causa y efecto, para expresar una opinión, en vez de usar “dice”, en vez de usar “piensa”, sinónimos de “muy”, para citar las fuentes, para comparar, para sugerir, para cambiar de tema, para ensayos informales, para ensayos formales
  • Comprehension Quizzes
  • How to use synonyms to avoid repeating words
  • Task Cards
  • Practice using the vocabulary for essay-writing
  • Midterm Essay Prompt
  • Final Essay Prompt

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473 pages
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