In speaking, listening, reading and writing through the use of authentic materials, theme-based units and advanced grammar

descargar 138.71 Kb.
títuloIn speaking, listening, reading and writing through the use of authentic materials, theme-based units and advanced grammar
fecha de publicación08.03.2016
tamaño138.71 Kb.
tipoDocumentos > Literatura > Documentos


Tutoring: Wednesdays from 3-4pm in Room 120 or by appointment

Classrooms: 120, 118

Email: ktgallegos@cps.k12

Class website:


Spanish AP Language is equivalent to a third-year college course. The objective of this course is to improve proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing through the use of authentic materials, theme-based units and advanced grammar. Students are further exposed to the culture and current events of Spanish-speaking countries through challenging articles, works of literature, and authentic audio and video recordings. These materials are used as the subjects of in-depth class discussion. Students are expected to converse and write about topics explored in class with native-like flair, control and accuracy.

Alongside our study and discussion of themes and grammar, we will also explore the nuances of the Spanish language, including frequent mistakes and commonly confused words, transitional phrases, idiomatic expressions and interjections, as well as identify strategies for success on the AP Spanish Language exam.
Class is conducted entirely in Spanish. Students are expected to speak in Spanish, both with teacher and peers, for the entire class period. Students in this course are required to take the AP exam. One’s success in this course and on the AP exam depends largely upon their ability to organize their time, set and achieve their own goals, and seek enrichment outside of class.



Reading. Students will read and interpret authentic texts in the target language as a vehicle of language study and vocabulary expansion as well as emerging literary analysis.
Writing and speaking. Students will learn to apply the following in written and spoken Spanish: idiomatic expressions and rich vocabulary; transitional phrases to introduce, add, emphasize, compare and contrast or conclude an idea; a variety of grammatical structures using proper concordance (subject-verb, subject-adjective, gender-noun, tense agreement), and correct mechanics (punctuation, accentuation, syntax, orthography).
Listening. Students will learn to make inferences and predictions and interpret linguistic cues by listening to a variety of regional dialects on audio and video. These original recordings will be at the level of native speakers.


Each student is required to bring the following materials to every class meeting:

  • Triángulo (AP prep student workbook)

  • A separate, well-organized 3-ring binder just for Spanish is highly recommended. You will receive *a lot* of information.

  • Other materials you should have in your possession, but need not bring to class every day, include:

    • a set of blank index cards (for vocabulary words)

    • a good Spanish/English dictionary, such as The New World Spanish/English, English/Spanish Dictionary Revised Second Edition published by Signet, edited by Salvatore Ramondino

    • a copy of 501 Spanish Verbs

    • other AP Spanish prep workbooks (i.e. Barron’s)

Categories: Grades will be based on the following categories and grading scale.
Interpersonal and Presentational Writing 25%

Active, Engaged Participation 25%

Tests, Quizzes and Speaking Tasks 20%

Projects 15%

Homework 15%

The grade you receive is the grade you earned. I will not round up if you are on the border between two grades at the end of the marking period (i.e. 89.4%).

rading Scale:
A 89.5% – 100%

B 79.5% – 89.4%

C 69.5% – 79.4%

D 59.5% – 69.4%

F Below59.5%

Extra Credit: Apart from extra credit question(s) on quizzes and tests, no other extra credit opportunities will be made available.
Method of Evaluation

25% Interpersonal and Presentational Writing

  • Presentational: Students will write frequent well-organized essays in reaction to text, audio and/or information discussed in class, which will be evaluated for its content, organization, synthesis of ideas, range of vocabulary, and grammatical accuracy. Essays are graded using the AP Exam rubric. Part of the grade includes peer editing and rewriting to improve proficiency. Other formal writings include movie handouts, text analysis (poems, short stories and articles) and reflection paragraphs.

  • Interpersonal: There are also frequent informal writing activities, such as journal entries, letters, emails and group writing activities which are graded using the AP Exam rubric.

25% Active, Engaged Participation

  • Participation cannot be underestimated in AP – it is ¼ of your grade! Participation entails:

    • volunteering to ask and answer questions; participating in discussions…giving your opinion!

    • speaking in Spanish for the entire class (even when gossiping with your neighbor!)

    • helping others learn (especially your partner and group members!)

    • coming prepared to class with all required materials

    • involvement in whole class, small group, and independent activities

You will lose participation points if:

  1. You have an unexcused absence or you arrive tardy

  2. You do not come prepared to class with your materials and must return to your locker

  3. You are distracting others from learning or exhibiting off-task behavior

20% Tests, Quizzes and Speaking Tasks

  • Tests generally include complete sentences using vocabulary, short answer sections, matching, multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank. Formal and informal speaking tasks will be recorded regularly in the language lab and will be evaluated according to the AP Exam rubric.

15% Projects

  • Projects will be assigned throughout the school year. Please begin projects shortly after receiving the assignment. A final project will be assigned at the end of first and second semester.

15% Homework

  • Homework may include grammar/vocabulary practice, listening and reading logs, reflection paragraphs, research, etc.

General Classroom Procedures

  • Extra help: Don’t delay seeing me for extra help and enrichment!  AP support typically involves essay draft and revision, speaking and listening practice, vocabulary acquisition, etc. I am available during my regularly scheduled tutoring hours as well as by appointment.

  • Campanazo / Bell Ringer: If, upon entering class, there is an activity projected on the screen or a bell ringer on the board, please out take out your notebook and begin working.

  • Technology: MP3 players and cell phones are not allowed during class. If you are seen using these items during class they will be confiscated. Please refrain from using your personal laptop unless we are using laptops that day as a class. Playing games, browsing, streaming video, etc. while using the laptops in class is unacceptable and will negatively impact your participation grade.

  • Bathroom: Please make every attempt to attend to your personal needs before and after class.

  • Tardiness: You will lose participation points every time you arrive tardy.

  • Work In Lieu of Absence: No late work is accepted unless it is make-up work for an excused absence. Essays and projects, because they are so significant, will be accepted late but will be marked down one letter grade for each day late. Please note…

  • It is your responsibility to find out what assignments/quizzes/tests were missed during an absence.

  • If you have an excused absence you have the same number of days absent to turn in your assignments. 

  • In case of a long-term absence, it is the student’s responsibility to meet with me as soon as possible in order to arrange a plan for submitting missed assignments.

  • All missed tests will be taken upon return from the absence. 

  • If absences are unexcused, a “0” will be given for all missed work, both in-class as well as out-of-class, and participation for that day.

  Primary Texts
Imagina: Español sin barreras. Vista Higher Learning. Blanco, Tocaimaza-Hatch.

Triángulo: A Propósito, Cuarta Edición, Student Workbook. Wayside Publishing. Gatski, Barbara.

Must-See AP Web Sites (¡Visita estos sitios!)
AP Spanish Language Course Home Page
AP Spanish Language Course Description

Authentic Texts, Audio, Video & Multi-Media

 My class website:

 Typing accents:

 Verbix – conjugate verbs in Spanish:

 StudyStack – learn vocabulary by creating virtual flashcards:

*StudyStack displays a stack of "virtual cards" which contain information about a certain subject. Like flashcards, you can review the information at your own pace, discarding the ones you've learned and keeping the ones you still need to review. When you enter the data, it can be displayed as flashcards, a matching game, a word search puzzle, and a hangman.

 Online grammar:

 Grammar exercises organized by concept:

 Spanish language and culture site w/ practice exercises:

 Study Spanish – online grammar practice and explanations:

 Archive of activities in Spanish:

 Livemocha – allows you to learn by connecting to a native speaker:

 Epals – pen pals in Spanish:

 Mundo Hispano – online simulation w/ other Spanish speakers:

 Espanglish:

 Univisión chat en español:

 Univisión foros en español:

 BBC en español:

 BBC news audio magazine w/ language learning support:

 Biblioteca Cervantes Fonoteca Virtual (audio recordings of literary classics from Spain):

 Biblioteca Cervantes Videoteca Virtual (video recordings of literary classics from Spain):

 Canal Once Video Gallery:

 University of Toronto – an excellent archive offering recordings of diverse dialects in Spanish:

 Portal – offers links to hundreds of TV channels that offer streaming video on the Internet:

 El País – national newspaper of Spain, featuring articles, audio and video: http://www.elpaí

 Caracol Radio (Colombia):

 Radio Internacional Feminista – audio archives:

 Unión de Radios Libres de y Comunitarias de Madrid – a huge collection of different radios programs available via podcast:

 Radio UNICEF – dedicado a los temas de la salud, la educación, la igualdad y la protección de la infancia:

 La Dialectoteca – recognize the diverse dialects of Spanish:

 AM 590 Continental (Argentina): (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a list of links to Spanish language radio stations worldwide)

 Hispanic Radio Network, Inc. (U.S.)

 Radio Prague in Spanish:

 Radio Televisión Española (Spain):

 Radio y Televisión de Andalucía (Southern Spain):

 Radio UNAM (Mexico):

 Radio Universidad, Puerto Rico:

 Spanish Internet Radio:

 Spanish Language Online Radio (a Hungarian site that directly links to hundreds of Spanish language radio stations worldwide):

 Telemundo:

 Univision:

 Huge list of links to stations throughout the Americas:

 CNN en español:

 Elmundo:

 Univision:

 Voice of America News:

 Euro News:

 Grupo Fórmula:

 Radio Naciones Unidas:

 Más Voces – independent radio project:

 Centro de Medios Independientes de Colombia:

*WGBO-TV channel 66 is the Univision station for Chicago, offering news, talk, drama, movies, etc.
Adelante Chicago (WGN) - Adelante Chicago is a community show that airs bi-weekly and focuses on the Hispanic community, covering a range of topics including the census, education, politics, and entertainment. 
LATV – WGN’s Chicago area digital channel 9.2 or Comcast Digital Cable 245 for LATV, the nation’s first bilingual music/entertainment network.
Noticiero Univision (Univision) - Information on all the day’s breaking news, including in-depth coverage of events and issues that specifically interest the Hispanic community. 

  • Noticias Univision Chicago a las 5 PM (Mondays thru Fridays 5:00 PM-5:30PM)

  • Noticias Univision Chicago a las 10 PM (Mondays thru Fridays 10:00 PM-10:30 PM) 

Aquí y Ahora (Univision) – Controversial topics analyzed in depth every week. 
República Deportiva (Univision) - Exclusive coverage of soccer, including exclusive Spanish-language rights to the biggest sporting event in the world, FIFA’s World Cup Soccer Championship. 
Specials (Univision) - Univision also hosts such specials as Premio Lo Nuestro, the premier music awards show on Spanish-language television, as well as the Latin GRAMMY®s, Premios Juventud and Premios TV y Novelas..
Novelas (Univision) - Dramas of intrigue, betrayal, love and romance, history-based plots and educational themes.
WBEZ 91.5FM Chicago Public Radio (NPR)

  • BBC Newshour: World events, perspectives and stories of the day presented in a global context.

  • Eight Forty Eight: Chicago Public Radio’s award-winning daily magazine featuring news, views and culture–all with a local bent.

  • Chicago Amplified: Web-based audio archive filled with diverse lectures, conversations, and other educational events presented in and around Chicago.

  • Latino USA: News, public affairs and trends with a Latino perspective


College Board Theme

Corresponding Themes in Imagina (vocab + grammar) and Triángulo (skills practice)

Grammar, Audios, Activities, Articles, Essays & Projects

Authentic Prose, Poetry, Song and Film

Personal and Public Identities

Lección 1 – Sentir y vivir

los estados civiles y emocionales

las personalidades

las relaciones y los sentimientos

Capítulo IX – El prójimo

audios, lecturas, escritura, práctica oral

Grammar: Verbs like gustar

Audio 1: Corriente latina

Citas rápidas


Consejo sentimental

Un minuto

El amor es ciego

Prosa: Dos palabras, Isabel Allende
Poesía: Poema 20, Pablo Neruda
Corto: Momentos de estación
Canciones de Chayanne

Families and Communities

Lección 4 – Generaciones en movimiento

las etapas de la vida y las generaciones

los parientes y la vida familiar

la personalidad

Capítulo I – El hogar

vocabulario, audios, lecturas, escritura, práctica oral

Capítulo VII – La educación

vocabulario, audios, lecturas, escritura, práctica oral

Grammar: Subjunctive in adjective clauses; reflexive verbs; por versus para

Audio 4: El poder los mayas

Artículo y Skit: Parenting Styles
Tertulia: Nutrición y las emociones

Artículos: Comedores emotivos, La obesidad (foro)

Diario de alimentos

Enlaces en el laboratorio

Listado de alimentos

El vegetarianismo

Una receta

Ensayo: La dieta mediterránea

Project: Oda a la alcachofa

Artículo: Los retos de último grado

Speaking: El pirámide de educación, ¡Ay, mi cabeza!

Tertulia: Educación

Ensayo: Educación

Prosa: Las ataduras, Carmen Gaite
Poesía: La balada de los dos abuelos, Nicolás Guillén; Javier Piña
Corto: Raíz
Película: Valentín

Poesía: Oda a la alcachofa, Pablo Neruda
Canción: Chocolate, Jesse y Joy

Canción: Fito y Fitipaldis

Global Challenges

Global Challenges Continued…

Lección 6 – El valor de las ideas

la ley, los derechos y la política

la seguridad y la amenaza

Lección 10 – Destino y diversidad

los cambios y las tendencias

los problemas y las soluciones

Capítulo X – De todo un poco

audios, lecturas, escritura, práctica oral

Grammar: Subjunctive in adverbial clauses; past subjunctive; comparisons and superlatives

Encuesta: Esperanzas

Artículo: Chile, dictadura y democracia

WebQuest/Project: Los desaparecidos y la guerra sucia

Grammar: The passive voice; negative and indefinite expressions; summary of the indicative and subjunctive

Artículo: España – Nueva ola de inmigrantes

Ensayo: El turismo – Un arma de dobe fila (p. 92)

Prosa: Instantes, Jorge Luís Borges
Poesía: He andado muchos caminos, Antonio Machado (las clases sociales)
Corto: El ojo en la nuca
Canciones de Manu Chao y Maná
Película: Cautiva
Extra Credit: La historia oficial

Corto: Un pedazo de tierra

Science and Technology

Lección 5 – Las riquezas naturales

los animales y la naturaleza

los fenómenos naturales

usos y abusos de la naturaleza

Capítulo III – El medio ambiente

audios, lecturas, escritura, práctica oral
Lección 8 – Ciencia y tecnología

la gente en las ciencias

los inventos y la tecnología

el universo y la astronomía

Grammar: Future; conditional

La Ciudad de Curitiba

Cómo ser más verde

Materiales: ¿Qué tal si reciclamos?

Audio 5: El Amazonas – pulmón del planeta

Ensayo: Pasión por el sol y las consecuencias dañinas (p. 66)

Grammar: Past perfect subjunctive Fiebre por Facebook (PPt, artículo, debate, perfiles en español)

Los peligros del Internet

Audio 8: La ciudad de perdida

Ensayo: Los beneficios y riesgos de la tecnología (p. 115)

Canción de Porta
Corto: El día menos pensado

Corto: Happy Cool
Prosa: La intrusa, Pedro Orgambide

Contemporary Life

Lección 2 – Vivir en la ciudad

las actividades y las direcciones

la gente y los lugares

Lección 3 – La influencia de los medios

el cine y la televisión

los medios y la prensa

Grammar: Preterite versus imperfect

Audio 2: Juchitán – la ciudad de las mujeres

Grammar: Subjunctive in noun clauses

Audio 3: Ritmos del Caribe

Programas de realidad

Corto: Adiós mama
Prosa: Aqueronte, José Pacheco

Corto: Encrucijada
Prosa: Idilio, Mario Benedetti

I have reviewed and I understand the Spanish AP Language syllabus.

Student Signature ____________________________ Date___________________

Parent Signature ____________________________ Date___________________

ð Please sign and return this sheet with your student to Ms. Gallegos.

Walter Payton College Prep Course Framework by Month, 2011-2012 Ms. Gallegos, Spanish AP Lang
September – October Framework

1st Quarter

Tema: Personal and Public Identities

Español avanzado:

Estratégias AP: Aspectos claves para tener éxito en clase

Encuesta de verano; Scattergories

- Introducir La palabra de día

- El español avanzado, partes 1, 2 y 3; Palabras fácilmente confundidas

- Práctica de escuchar: Tres fuentes

- Skit de español avanzado en grupos

- Explicación del Foro estudiantil y muestra, Fiebre por Facebook
Esquema 2

La sección escrita del examen AP

- Cómo escibir una carta en español

- Interpersonal writing rubric; Free response sample Q’s; Práctica

- Cómo hacer un ensayo de síntesis; Frases de transición

- Encuesta personal

- Presentational writing rubric; Free response sample Q’s with “Clasificación de errores en un ensayo”
Esquema 3

El hogar – Triángulo, Capítulo 1

- Términos de Capítulo 1, Juegos en, Escribir 30 oraciones

- Juegos: ¡Yo tengo!, Preguntas de selección múltiple

- Actividad en grupos: Clasificación de listado de alimentos

- Skits: (el dormitorio, una receta de cocina, en el restaurante, un nuevo piso, en el supermercado)

- Tertulia: La nutrición y las emociones

- Diario de alimentos

- Ejercicios de gramática en Triángulo, Audio corto y extendido

- Materiales: El test del gran chef, La cocina mediterránea

- Oda a la alcachofa

- Una oda: Tira cómica o poema

- Ensayo: La dieta mediterránea

- Autoprueba: El hogar
Película – Valentín

Walter Payton College Prep Course Framework by Month, 2011–2012 Ms. Gallegos, Spanish AP Lang

November-December Framework

(Quarter ends 11/12)

1st Quarter

Esquema 4

El prójimo, Capítulo...

- Audios cortos y extendidos, lectura y gramática de Triángulo

- Actividades – Citas rápidas; El amor es ciego (con pretérito e imperfecto); Autoanálisis; Situaciones (con pretérito e imperfecto)

- Canciones – dos de Chayenne (El vaivén, No te preocupes por mi)

- Lectura: Dos palabras por Isabel Allende
Gramática: El pretérito versus el imperfecto

- Autoprueba diagnóstica

- Apuntes y práctica

Esquema 5

La sección oral del examen AP

- Formato y aspectos claves para tener éxito en la parte oral

- Interjecciones, expresiones útiles y español conversacional

- Interpersonal speaking rubric; Free response sample Q’s; Práctica en el Language Lab; go over speaking rubric that will be used to evaluate in-class formal and informal speaking tasks

- Activdad – Wordle con jerga

- Framework for formal speaking

- Presentational speaking rubric; Free response sample Q’s; Práctica

- Spelling tips for heritage and native speakers

- Mini-proyecto en parejas: Skits de jerga en Voki
Listening/Reading portion of AP

- Estratégias y recursos para esuchar y leer

- WebQuest – audio y lectura

Esquema 6

La educación, Capítulo...
Gramática: El imperativo (Unidad 4)

Cómo expresar deseos y obligaciones

  • El imperativo / Mandatos directos e indirectos

  • Expresiones para indicar obligación

  • El subjuntivo con verbos de volición

  • El presente perfecto de subjuntivo

Poesía – Antonio Machado, He andado muchos caminos

Gramática: El subjuntivo con conjunciones; el subjuntivo en cláusulas relativas (Unidad 5)
- la nevera

1st Quarter – Oct. thru Nov.

(ends 11/12)

3rd Quarter (ends 04/01)

4th Quarter (ends 06/17)

Paso 3 – Pronombres de objeto
Triángulo – El turismo
Temas – Reportajes de TVE; folleto/cartel turístico

Triángulo – El medio ambiente
Temas – Destrucción medioambiental; Canción de Porta; Curitiba

  • Escenas de Baraka

Unidad 2 – La descripción de nuestros alrededores

  • Adjetivos

  • Pronombres

  • Comparaciones

  • El superlativo

Pasos 2 y 4 – Pronombres en detalle
Triángulo – La salud

Unidad 1 – El pretérito, el imperfecto; Expresiones de tiempo con el verbo hacer

Unidad 6 - La narración y la descripción en el pasado

  • Secuencias de tiempos verbales

  • El presente y el presente perfecto de subjuntivo

  • El imperfecto y el pluscuamperfecto de subjuntivo

  • El condicional

  • El condicional perfecto

  • “If” clauses

Paso 7 – Palabras indefinidas y negativas; pero, sino, sin que
Triángulo – La educación
Temas – El sistema educativo; Una nueva visión

  • Escenas de La lengua de las mariposas

Paso final – Interjecciones y español conversacional

  • De todo un poco


  • Los derechos humanos; Los “desaparecidos” de Argentina


  • La historia oficial

AP Practice Exam

  • Casi, casi

Proyecto final

  • Balada de los dos abuelos, Bilingual in a Carboard Box by Javier Piña

  • Un día de estos

  • El ahogado más hermoso del mundo, o Un hombre muy grande con unas alas enormes

  • Lluvia de ideas: Sor Juana y el feminismo; Biografía de Sor Juana; En perseguirme mundo, ¿qué interesas?; A su retrato; Tu propio poema: Un carácter incapturable

Pasos 1 y 8 – Sustantivos y artículos; Gustar y verbos como gustar

- Valentín

Añadir el documento a tu blog o sitio web


In speaking, listening, reading and writing through the use of authentic materials, theme-based units and advanced grammar iconIn speaking, listening, reading and writing through the use of authentic...

In speaking, listening, reading and writing through the use of authentic materials, theme-based units and advanced grammar iconProficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing, using all modes of communication

In speaking, listening, reading and writing through the use of authentic materials, theme-based units and advanced grammar iconThere is listening, reading, and speaking Which will be done at an earlier date

In speaking, listening, reading and writing through the use of authentic materials, theme-based units and advanced grammar iconUnits of study Reading skills: Literary passages will be selected...

In speaking, listening, reading and writing through the use of authentic materials, theme-based units and advanced grammar iconPlease complete one Before Reading, During Reading, and After Reading...

In speaking, listening, reading and writing through the use of authentic materials, theme-based units and advanced grammar iconListening Comprehension- reading Passages for Teacher

In speaking, listening, reading and writing through the use of authentic materials, theme-based units and advanced grammar iconMater Academy Elementary School recognizes the importance of ensuring...

In speaking, listening, reading and writing through the use of authentic materials, theme-based units and advanced grammar iconBooks: Reading XL text Book, Reading XL practice Book, Writers Express and hand outs

In speaking, listening, reading and writing through the use of authentic materials, theme-based units and advanced grammar iconTheme/Unit: Exprésate

In speaking, listening, reading and writing through the use of authentic materials, theme-based units and advanced grammar iconLiterary and audio/visual materials that can be used

© 2015