Category Archives: Lesson Planning

“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

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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

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Los cuentos de Horacio Quiroga

Siempre había querido trabajar con fábulas en mis clases de español, específicamente unos cuentos por Horacio Quiroga. Por fin lo hice con “La tortuga gigante.” Además leímos “El almohadón de plumas.” Empezamos con una biografía de Horacio Quiroga. Su vida … Continue reading

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“Mi Nombre” de Casa en Mango Street

At the beginning of Spanish IV this year my students read an excerpt of La casa en Mango Street, a chapter titled “Mi nombre” as part of a chapter about identity.  We read the chapter then had small-group discussions based … Continue reading

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La noche boca arriba

Esta semana mis estudiantes de AP Lengua Española leyeron el cuento “La noche boca arriba” para el tema “Belleza y Estética.” Antes de leer, les enseñe a mis estudiantes el tráiler de una película que cuestiona el concepto de la … Continue reading

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Reading and Vocabulary

I teach AP Spanish to heritage and native Spanish speakers, and the biggest struggles for them are vocabulary and reading. I have gathered resources for practicing vocabulary and pre/during/post reading activities that are appropriate for all levels of language learners. … Continue reading

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Sample lesson plan: Las redes sociales

In a previous post I had mentioned that what I felt was lacking for teachers who want join the less textbook/grammar, more communication movement was a sample lesson. How do we weave the authentic resources and didactic materials into a … Continue reading

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Fenómenos naturales: Los volcanes

Uno de los temas de AP Español, Idioma y Cultura es la ciencia y la tecnología. Cada tema tiene varios contextos recomendados, y uno de ellos para la ciencia y la tecnología es los fenómenos naturales. Para tratar este contexto … Continue reading

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Pecha Kucha for World Languages

I just attended a session by Maritza Sloan at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in St. Louis, and she showed us how she uses Pecha Kucha in her AP Spanish classroom. I had heard of … Continue reading

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Argentina y La Guerra Sucia

Los eventos de la guerra sucia en Argentina, y especialmente la película “La historia oficial,” son un tema popular en clases de español como lengua extranjera. Me gusta usar este tema en una unidad de estudio que he titulado “La … Continue reading

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