AP Spanish Lesson Plans and Curriculum for an Entire Year for the updated version of Vista Higher Learning AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam Preparation
I have been teaching Spanish for over 30 years.
Since I have been teaching AP Spanish, all of my students have passed except one and that during my first year of teaching AP. Last year, all my students passed the AP Spanish Test with mostly 5s and a few fours. The year before all passed with mostly fours and fives.
Last year, my principal nominated me for Teacher of the Year.
For my staff, I facilitated and presented a workshop on EDI (Explicit Direct Instruction) Lesson Planning. I also created and presented a workshop on Total Physical Response (TPR) storytelling, Strategies for Visual Learners, and other instructional strategies.
I worked as a Consulting Teacher for two years mentoring participating teachers on quality lesson planning, instructional strategies, engaging activities, TPR Storytelling, equity, and classroom management.
I wrote and facilitated numerous workshops for beginning and veteran teachers, in and outside of my district, on lesson planning, classroom management, instructional strategies, TPR Storytelling, How to Teach Grammar in the Target Language, Equity, Strategies for Visual Learners and more.
HERE’S WHAT SOME OF MY BUYERS HAVE SAID ABOUT MY AP SPANISH CURRICULUM:
Correo Electrónico Power Point: Excellent resource to share with students. A step-by step guide to plan, and write an e-mail reply. Plenty of sample questions to request more information, vocabulary lists, a checklist, a sample email…thank you!!!!! / Well done! I have been searching for more material to help my students succeed on the Exam and I think I have found it!! Wow!!
This curriculum meets all the Learning Objectives set forth by the College Board for AP Spanish Language and Culture and is based upon the three modes of communication: “Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational” and the six themes: “La belleza y la estética, La vida contemporánea, Las familias y las comunidades, Los desafíos mundiales, Las identidades personales y públicas y La ciencia y la tecnología”. All lesson plans are based on the EDI (Explicit Direct Instruction) model.
The lesson plans are based on a 90-minute instructional day for the block schedule but can be easily modified for a regular schedule and include extra lessons and activities.
My AP Spanish class traditionally consists of mostly non-native students with a small number of heritage and native speakers. Therefore, the goal of this curriculum is to enable students to communicate with maximum proficiency in the language, i.e., to comprehend authentic spoken and written Spanish, to speak and write Spanish using advanced language and idiomatic expressions, and to pass the AP Spanish Test with high marks.
“AP SPANISH LESSON PLANS AND CURRICULUM FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR” WILL ALSO BE SHARED WITH YOU VIA DROPBOX AND GOOGLE DRIVE.
This curriculum includes, but is not limited to, the following:
~PowerPoints (1,200 slides):
YOU WILL NEED MICROSOFT OFFICE 2002 or later to access the password-protected PowerPoints.
Over 1000 pages of printables, handouts, and lesson plans which include SOME of the following:
~86 days of 90-minute lesson plans
~College Board Approved AP Syllabus
~Learning objectives from the College Board
~Everything you need for each day’s lesson in a folder
~Practices for midterm and final with the answers
~Tests and Quizzes with Answers
~Midterm and Final with answers
~Rubrics for all activities
~Attention getters in the form of cartoons, jokes, photos
~A list of all the homework assignments in order
~Extra lessons and notes to teachers for the regular schedule
~Extra activities for the regular school schedule
~Extra lesson for a day when many students are absent due to AP testing
~Vocabulary lists for the novels
~Quizzes and answers to the novels
~URL for Practice test with audio
~Vocabulary lists for Triángulo aprobado with synonyms, words in context, practice activities, Quizlet URL practice, vocabulary games; URL for Kahoot vocabulary games
~Questions and activities for the movie, “La misma luna” and the telenovela, “Águila Roja” or “Corazón Salvaje”
~Differentiated activities based on class demographics (natives vs. non-natives)
~Vocabulary for recipes and food
~Vocabulary for the debate
~Vocabulary to compare paintings
~Transition and synonym practice with student essays
~Many URL links (they are listed in the preview).
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THIS CURRICULUM:
a) REPASO, A Complete Review Workbook for Grammar, Communication, and Culture published by National Textbook Company. ISBN: 0-8442-7412-7
b) Vista Higher Learning AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam Preparation booklet. (Will be available in the summer of 2019) ISBN: 978-1-54330-139-7
or combination booklet and online access code: 978-1-54330-457-2
d) Novels for each student: Marianela por Benito Perez Galdos (La adapción de la obra); ISBN: 84-294-3433-X Cajas de cartón por Francisco Jiménez; ISBN-13: 978-0-618-22616-0 La tierra del tiempo perdido por José María Merino ISBN: 0-8219-1119-8; Senderos fronterizos por Francisco Jiménez; ISBN-13: 978-0-618-22618-4 (Marianela and Cajas de cartón are read simultaneously and by different students depending on level of ability.)
e) Access to a computer, the Internet, and a projector to project the Internet resources onto a screen.
f) Optional: The text, “Temas”: ISBN: 978-1-54330-138-0, or book plus online access: ISBN: 978-1-54330-628-6, or another book that has short stories. It may be omitted if there are budgetary constraints. You can replace the assignments with other short stories and accompanying activities.
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***ATTENTION DISTRICTS AND DEPARTMENTS: If you are purchasing for your school’s department, please buy the appropriate number of licenses. Use this curriculum for your PLCs (Professional Learning Communities) and common assessments.
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