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1 AP SPANISH LANGUAGEAP SPANISH LANGUAGEPreparing our students for challenging expectations in Spanish communication
2 WHAT SHOULD OUR STUDENTS KNOW AND BE ABLE TO DO? AP SPANISH LANGUAGEWHAT SHOULD OUR STUDENTS KNOW AND BE ABLE TO DO?Let’s look at the claims and evidence (from AP Central)!
3 AP SPANISH LANGUAGEEXPECTATIONSCLAIMS about students who score a 3, 4, 5 (As stated on the AP Central Web site):The student has strong communicative ability in Spanish in the Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational modes.The student has a strong command of Spanish linguistic skills (including accuracy and fluency) that support communicative ability.The student comprehends Spanish intended for native speakers in a variety of settings, types of discourse, topics, styles, registers, and broad regional variations.
4 EXPECTATIONS Claims (continued) AP SPANISH LANGUAGEEXPECTATIONS Claims (continued)The student produces Spanish comprehensible to native speakers in a variety of settings, types of discourse, topics, and registers.The student acquires information from authentic sources in Spanish.The student is aware of some cultural perspectives of Spanish-speaking peoples.
5 AP SPANISH LANGUAGEEXPECTATIONS EVIDENCE shown by students who score a 3, 4, 5 (As stated on the AP Central Web site):Identify and summarize the main points and significant details and make appropriate inferences and predictions from a spoken source, such as a broadcast news report or a lecture on an academic or cultural topic related to the Spanish-speaking world.Identify and summarize the main points and significant details and predict outcomes from an everyday conversation on a familiar topic, a dialogue from a film or other broadcast media, or an interview on a social or cultural topic related to the Spanish-speaking world.
6 EXPECTATIONS Evidence (continued) AP SPANISH LANGUAGEEXPECTATIONS Evidence (continued)Identify and summarize main points and important details and make appropriate inferences and predictions from a written text such as a newspaper or magazine article or contemporary literary excerpt.Write a cohesive and coherent analytical or persuasive essay in reaction to a text or on a personal, academic, cultural, or social issue, with control of grammar and syntax.Describe, narrate, and present information or persuasive arguments on general topics with grammatical control and good pronunciation in an oral presentation of two or three minutes.Use information from sources provided to present a synthesis and express an opinion.
7 EXPECTATIONS Evidence (continued) AP SPANISH LANGUAGEEXPECTATIONS Evidence (continued)Recognize cultural elements implicit in oral and written texts.Interpret linguistic cues to infer social relationships.Communicate via Interpersonal and Presentational written correspondence.Initiate, maintain, and close a conversation on a familiar topic.Formulate questions to seek clarification or additional information.Use language that is semantically and grammatically accurate according to a given context.
8 AP SPANISH LANGUAGE They need it all! SPECIAL CHALLENGESThey need it all!
9 STUDENTS NEED Rich, varied vocabulary, vocabulary, vocabulary!!!! AP SPANISH LANGUAGESTUDENTS NEEDRich, varied vocabulary, vocabulary, vocabulary!!!!Command of elementary structures and the ability to communicate in various tenses in both moods.The ability to synthesize and develop cohesive writing and speech.The ability to comprehend different genres of written and spoken language with a variety of dialects and accents.The desire to challenge themselves and raise the bar personally to be the best they can be!
10 BENEFITS OF THE NEWER EXAM ☺I can see these now! AP SPANISH LANGUAGEBENEFITS OF THE NEWER EXAM ☺I can see these now!More global, holistic exam/rubricsThe rubrics are more forgiving than before with the focus being grammar.Higher order thinking skillsMore real world skills with focus on world issues and cultureSynthesis is cross-curricular…same expectations in other higher level courses.Integration of skills is vital to everyday communication.
11 THE AP SPANISH LANGUAGE EXAM Now let’s take a look at the exam!
12 2009 AP SPANISH LANGUAGE EXAM HandoutSection I: Multiple Choice (50% score)Listening (20%) and Reading (30%)Section II: Free Response (50% score)Writing (30%) and Speaking (20%)
13 SECTION I: MULTIPLE CHOICE AP SPANISH LANGUAGESECTION I: MULTIPLE CHOICEListening:Short dialogues and narratives without questions written outVariety of contextsVariety of accents and registersUsually in orderNoise and natural atmosphereStrategies:Train students to listen for setting.Train students to read over options for short selections first.Can be tricky…words used may lead students to wrong choice.LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN (See handout of authentic resources.)SharingListening:Description The listening comprehension section is divided into two subsections. Most of the questions and prompts will be similar to those that previously appeared on the exam. The oral stimuli may be authentic, unabridged sources or re-recorded versions. In the first section, students will hear a series of several brief dialogues or narratives, after which they hear questions, in Spanish, and will select the best choice from among the answers printed in their exam booklets. The short dialogues and narratives do not include the printed questions. Students will be able to view the answers in their booklets but will hear the questions only one time. Some questions will be "replay" items, where students will be able to listen again to some part of the stimulus. Other questions test literal comprehension and inferences. In the second section, students hear two longer selections that may be interviews, broadcasts, or other appropriate spoken materials; again, they select the best answers to questions that appear in their exam booklets. The long selections will include printed questions and space for the students to take notes during the audio selection. During the longer selections, students will be given time to read the questions prior to listening to the audio. There will be no changes to the long dialogues and narratives section of the exam. What's Different?/Changes to Short Dialogues and Narratives (See Task E materials below)Some stimuli will be authentic recordings or re-recorded from authentic recordings.Some audio questions will replay part of the stimulus.Information about the source of the stimulus will provide additional contextualization.There will be designated time to preview printed questions in longer selections.
14 SECTION I: MULTIPLE CHOICE (continued) AP SPANISH LANGUAGESECTION I: MULTIPLE CHOICE (continued)Listening:Long dialogues and narratives with questions (not spoken aloud)2 minutes to read overListen2 minutes to completeSome students complete as they go, others take notes and complete later.Can be very long…5-8 minutes!Strategies:Read, listen for any sources, setting, general information…helps with context.Some students complete as they go, others listen intently and take notes, completing the multiple choice in the 2 minutes later.Students need to discover what works best for them.LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN!!!Sharing
15 SECTION I: MULTIPLE CHOICE (continued) AP SPANISH LANGUAGESECTION I: MULTIPLE CHOICE (continued)Reading Comprehension:Journalistic and/or literary selections followed by multiple- choice questions.Strategies:Note source for more contextual information.Quickly scan questions/options.Note any visual components.Underline, circle, anything to help focus on what you may need later.May need to “insert” an additional sentence.Need to make cultural inferences.READ, READ, READ (See handout.)Sharing
16 GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALL MULTIPLE CHOICE AP SPANISH LANGUAGEGENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALL MULTIPLE CHOICETell students to concentrate on what they KNOW not on what they don’t know. Don’t get “hung up” on unknown vocabulary…they will not know it all!Word root and word family strategies (handout)Don’t be tricked!Guess if you can eliminate 2 answers.
17 SECTION ll: FREE RESPONSE AP SPANISH LANGUAGESECTION ll: FREE RESPONSEInterpersonal (Informal) Writing:10 minutes, 60 words or more.Context may be , short note, business, etc.Focus on task completion, topic development, and language use.10% free response scoreStrategies: Prep Book Excellent helpRegisterSalutationAddress each bullet point.ClosingTenses…attention to bullets.Target 65 – 70 words and leave time to edit.
18 SECTION ll: FREE RESPONSE (continued) AP SPANISH LANGUAGESECTION ll: FREE RESPONSE (continued)Presentational or Formal Writing:55 minutes, 200 words or more.Integrated skills (Listening, Reading, Writing)3 fuentes (2 written, 1 oral)Synthesis, not summary!Cite sources throughout.Cohesive writingStrategies:Underline and take notes while reading and listening.CITE sources.Recognize, interpret, infer, evaluate, and synthesize.CAUTION: Do not simply summarize each source independently; synthesis is key!Thesis (paragraph), development (2-3 paragraphs), conclusion (paragraph)TRANSITIONS (handout)RICH vocabularyGoal: 230 words, allow edit time.
19 SECTION ll: FREE RESPONSE (continued) AP SPANISH LANGUAGESECTION ll: FREE RESPONSE (continued)Interpersonal (Informal) Speaking:Simulated interpersonal conversationInteract/role play – 20 seconds per response.5-6 opportunities to speakFocus on task completion, topic development, and language use.10% speaking scoreStrategies:Read over outline (Twice: 30 secs. & 1 minute) and jot down ideas.Attention to register (Don’t flip flop!)Listen for tenses!Address each bullet point.Use «muletillas». (Handout)Self-correctAt about the penultimate time they speak, there is a “curve” thrown!Cross off or check prompts completed: Students can “get lost” or confused.
20 SECTION ll: FREE RESPONSE (continued) AP SPANISH LANGUAGESECTION ll: FREE RESPONSE (continued)Presentational or Formal Speaking:2 fuentes (1 oral, I written)Integrated skills (Listening, Reading, speaking)5 minutes to read, then listen, 2 minutes to plan, 2 minutes to speak.Synthesis, not summary!Cite sources throughout.Cohesive speaking10% speaking scoreStrategies:Underline and take notes while reading and listening.CITE sources.Recognize, interpret, infer, evaluate, and synthesize.CAUTION: Do not simply summarize each source; synthesis is key!Thesis, development, conclusion.Compare and contrast! (Handout - organizers)Goal: Fill 2 minutes.RICH vocabularyTRANSITIONS (handout)
21 GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FREE RESPONSE SECTIONS AP SPANISH LANGUAGEGENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FREE RESPONSE SECTIONSTeach students to use the rubrics:ALWAYS FOCUS ON: Task completion, Topic development, Language UseConsider having them evaluate themselves to check against your score.Use Bloom’s verbs in Spanish for higher order thinking:Fill time in speaking sections!Be confident and say something when prompted!Don’t listen to those around you…keep speaking even if they stop!
22 AP SPANISH LANGUAGE Practice and Discussion JURIED SCORESPractice and Discussion
23 AP SPANISH LANGUAGEJURIED SCORESInterpersonal and Presentational Writing Read and score in small groups.Share and discuss.Interpersonal and Presentational Speaking Listen, take notes, score in small groups.
24 AP SPANISH LANGUAGE Let’s explore and share! SPECIAL TECHNIQUESLet’s explore and share!
25 WHAT WORKS IN MY CLASSROOM AP SPANISH LANGUAGEWHAT WORKS IN MY CLASSROOMMy Web site: I make a lot available to my students at all times…Connect them when I am not with them!Summer Review: Focusing on the four domains – listening, speaking, reading and writingSyllabus: Printable from my Web siteNews journals: 1 audio and 1 written per week or every two weeks. Later…they can choose related news to analyze and compare.Vocabulary: Triángulo workbook and the auto-pruebas
26 WHAT WORKS IN MY CLASSROOM (continued) AP SPANISH LANGUAGEWHAT WORKS IN MY CLASSROOM (continued)Extra speaking and listeningWriting - Self-correction and reflection: Coding of first drafts with rubric scores; revision; student scores self.Audacity: Get familiar with recording.Use graphic organizers for audio sources to help with Comparing and ContrastingNO ENGLISH EVER, unless a grammar explanation merits it!!!Consider the National Spanish Exam for extra practice
27 AP SPANISH LANGUAGE Examples and Sharing AUTHENTIC RESOURCESExamples and Sharing
28 AUTHENTIC LISTENING AND READING NEWS RESOURCES AP SPANISH LANGUAGEAUTHENTIC LISTENING AND READING NEWS RESOURCESsh.htmlup.asp?fpVname=SPA_PAIS&ref_pge=map&tfp _map=Europe
29 AP SPANISH LANGUAGELISTENING RESOURCES(Conversaciones por tema/castellano)(Una colección de poemas en varios formatos: audio, video y texto)(Música en español) (Various topics and countries/pronunciation)(Audio books, literature)
30 AP SPANISH LANGUAGE ¡Buena suerte en el examen! ¡GRACIAS!¡Buena suerte en el examen!