How to Write an Essay for Spanish Four and AP
by Angie Torre
This 126-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.
Also included in the "How to Write an Essay for Spanish Four and AP" PowerPoint 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.
The PowerPoint, "How to Write an Essay" also includes an explanation of how to use the third person and the impersonal "se" instead of the first and second person for formal essays and activities in which the students practice changing the first and second person into the third person or the passive voice with "se".
There are three essays in the 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.
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PowerPoint How to Write an Essay for Spanish Four and AP
by Angie Torre
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