Category Archives: AP Spanish Language and Culture

Como agua para chocolate

I have been using the first chapter of the book and the film in a unit about food for my pre-AP Spanish students. I first read the book while I was in college and saw the film when it came out in … Continue reading

Posted in AP Spanish Language and Culture, Culture | Tagged | Leave a comment

Ernesto “Che” Guevara: ¿Héroe revolucionario?

After my students watch the film “Diarios de motocicleta” I want them to debate Che Guevara’s place in history. Here are the resources I found so far for planning the post-viewing activities. The film paints a more positive, idealistic impression … Continue reading

Posted in AP Spanish Language and Culture, Culture, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“Diarios de motocicleta”

This year I showed the film “Diarios de motocicleta” for my AP Spanish Language classes. I had not shown it for a few years because when I changed schools, I found out that my students had already seen it in … Continue reading

Posted in AP Spanish Language and Culture, Lesson Planning, spanish lessons | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Pelos y Rizos

I  have been attending the AATSP conference in Denver this weekend, and what I like most about conferences is how something small that is mentioned in a session gives me inspiration. Conferences also free my mind for more creative pursuits … Continue reading

Posted in AP Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Heritage Language | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

El arte latinoamericano: Joaquín Torres García y Xul Solar

For day 2 of our focus on Latin American art, I chose Joaquín Torres García and Xul Solar. The purpose of this lesson was for students to discover how the artists attempted to draw South America out of the shadow … Continue reading

Posted in AP Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Heritage Language | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Las dos Fridas

Para el tema Identidades Personales y Públicas en mi clase de AP Lengua Española, utlizo una obra de Frida Kahlo que se llama “Las dos Fridas.” Los sitios siguientes dan interpretaciones de “Las dos Fridas”: http://www.artequin.cl/portfolio/frida-kahlo/ http://www.fridakahlofans.com/c0290.htm http://www.pbs.org/weta/fridakahlo/worksofart/index_esp.html http://iarudep.blogspot.com/2012/05/las-dos-fridas_30.html Estas … Continue reading

Posted in AP Spanish Language and Culture, Culture, Lesson Planning | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

La comunicación interpersonal

Un componente del examen de AP lengua española es la comunicación interpersonal escrita. En el pasado era una carta formal o informal, y en el examen actual es un correo electrónico formal. Así que es la responsibilidad del maestro enseñarles … Continue reading

Posted in AP Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Heritage Language, Spanish Literature | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam Results 2014

My students’ AP Spanish Language exam scores were very good this year, even better than last year’s. However, I am not celebrating because of a document and subsequent conversation on the AP Spanish Language and Culture Community indicated that 85% of … Continue reading

Posted in AP Spanish Language and Culture | Leave a comment

AP Presentational Speaking: Cultural Comparisons

This year I taught AP Spanish Language and Culture to the new exam format, and I found the presentational speaking task to be the most challenging for me as a teacher. My students are Latino, so they have their own … Continue reading

Posted in AP Spanish Language and Culture, Assessment, Culture, Oral communication | 8 Comments

Advice to a first-year AP Spanish Language Teacher

I just completed my second year of teaching AP Spanish Language, and I would like to share my reflections on what I have learned these past two years. I had 18 years prior Spanish teaching experience before starting AP, but … Continue reading

Posted in AP Spanish Language and Culture, Curriculum | Tagged , | 18 Comments