AP Spanish Lesson Plans and Curriculum for Vista Higher Learning and Temas


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No-Prep AP Spanish Lesson Plans and Curriculum for the brand-new, updated version of Vista Higher Learning is finally here! Teach, correct, and go home! The correcting takes enough time already! You can be confident in these lesson plans because in the five years I taught AP Spanish Language and Culture, all my students passed except one, and most were non-Spanish speakers. There are over 1,000 PowerPoint slides and over 1,000 documents. Lessons include attention-getters, bell work, tests, PowerPoints, homework, vocabulary practice, and, of course, practices for each section of the AP Spanish exam. This curriculum meets all the Learning Objectives set forth by the College Board for AP Spanish Language and Culture .





Grade Levels

9-12; Homeschool

Resource Type

Lesson Plans; PowerPoints; Activities


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~”I will be teaching AP Spanish for the first time and I feel a bit overwhelmed. Seeing all the amazing resources and work you made available for us makes me feel more prepared. Thank you!”


~”Thank you so much for sharing! I cannot wait to utilize this in my class next year.”

~”This product has been a lifesaver. It took me a minute to unpack and comprehend the layout and usage of this product but well worth every dime.”

~”Great material! This is my second year teaching Spanish 4AP and it has been a lifesaver. Everything is well organized, and updated. Goes with the book Temas , which is the book we use in class and district. I would highly recommend this product, especially if you are new to teaching this course.”

~”As a first-year AP teacher, I was panicked about what to teach and how to teach it. These lesson plans have saved me so much time, energy and my sanity. Everything is laid out step by step and all of the additional materials are at your fingertips as well. I am confident that my students will do well on the AP exam this spring. Muchas gracias!!!”

~”Very helpful when structuring your AP class.”

~”These lesson plans were so helpful when planning my AP class. It suggested relevant activities from Vistas to use. Gave vocabulary & laid out the classes day by day.”


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
For the AP Spanish Lesson Plans and Curriculum based on Triángulo aprobado, click here: AP Spanish Lesson Plans for Triángulo
To see sample lesson plans and PowerPoints, click here: Sample AP Spanish Lessons

About Me:

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.


  • Ensayo Persuasivo PowerPoint: Thank you so much. Everything is AWESOME!!! This has saved me so much time. You are a lifesaver. / It was a great presentation. I used it with my AP Spanish class, and it was exactly what I needed.
  • Presentación Oral PowerPoint: The powerpoint is priceless!! Well worth every penny!! / Everything you need to know in one place.
  • Correo Electrónico PowerPoint: Excellent resource to share with students. A step-by-step guide to planning, and writing 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!!
  • Los pronombres relativos PowerPoint: Amazing PowerPoint. Very, very thorough with tons of examples. I have purchased so many of your products and love them all. Muchísimas gracias, Angie!!!
  • Vocabulary Lists and Activities: Oh my God. This is awesome. Thank you so much for being so generous in sharing this! Wonderful job. Makes my life a whole lot easier. / These vocabulario sets are amazing. They provide enough practice exercises before the real “prueba” for students to succeed on Thank you so much for creating these so efficiently and for simplifying our lives!!


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.



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
~Notes to the teacher
~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
~Culture Projects
~Grammar Explanations
~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 videos
~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).


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.
Ask your principal, department, or district to purchase this curriculum for you!

***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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If you are interested in buying the AP Spanish Power Points alone, click here:AP Spanish PowerPoints
For Spanish One PowerPoints and Curriculum, click here: Spanish One PowerPoints
For all my Spanish Two PowerPoints and Curriculum, click here: Spanish Two PowerPoints and Curriculum
If you would like more TPR Stories and Comprehensible Input, check out my Pinterest Board: TPR Stories and Comprehensible Input
If you are interested in more engaging curriculum, PowerPoints, and activities, check out my Pinterest Board Teaching Resources for Spanish and French
Or, just visit my website: Best PowerPoints for Spanish and French


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