Nharly Hernandez Title- Quinceañera General Purpose- Inform audience about Latino tradition of a quinceañera Thesis Statement- “I will inform the audience what a quinceañera is, the history behind it and my experience with one.” I INTRODUCTION A. Attention Getter: “Growing up my mom gave me two choices: You either have a boyfriend or have a quinceñera.” B. Speaker Credibility: “Knowing the wait for a boyfriend was going to be worth it I went with the once in a lifetime celebration, a quinceañera.” C. Statement of Purpose: “The purpose of this presentation is to INFORM you about the Latino tradition of a quinceañera. When I’m finished, you’ll have a better understanding of the history behind it and a general overview of what goes on during this special event.” D. Preview of 3 main points 1. “Primarily, I will be going over the meaning of a quinceañera and how this tradition arose.” 2. “I’ll also be touching on the different components of this celebration.” 3. “Finally, I’ll share some of my quinceñera experience.” Transition to Main Point: “If any of you have heard of a quinceñera your mind must immediately travel to a girl wearing a huge dress, a mass, and a huge ragger after.” II BODY
A. Main Point 1 “According to Quincenera.com, this tradition originated from tribes like Incas, Mayas and Aztecs preparing their children at a certain age for what they were meant to do (Quince Madrina).” 1. “In this case, at the age of 15 girls began to receive a special type of education that would allow them to take on a bigger role in their family.”
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