La vida contemporánea Lesson Plans and Curriculum for AP Spanish

Angie Torre
Grade Levels
10th - 12th, Homeschool
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490 documents; 921 PowerPoint slides
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This curriculum meets all the Learning Objectives set forth by the College Board and is based upon the three modes of communication: “Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational” and is one of the six themes, "La vida contemporánea." All lesson plans are based on the EDI (Explicit Direct Instruction) model. Most lessons are based on the sources in Triángulo aprobado. Click on the following link to access the lesson plans for Vista Higher Learning.

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.

Many buyers have asked me if they could buy the AP Spanish Lesson Plans and Curriculum one theme at a time. In response to those requests, I have created this bundle.

Since I teach, “La vida contemporánea” first, (I felt the vocabulary was more understandable), this theme is much longer than the others as students are learning, step-by-step, how to master each part of the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam. Most of the AP Spanish Power Points for an Entire Year are included in this bundle, but not all.

About Me:

I have been teaching Spanish for 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.

I am one of the top sellers in the High School Category.


~Ensayo Persuasivo Power Point: Thank you so much. Everything is AWESOME!!! This has saved me so much time. You are a life saver. / It was a great presentation. I used it with my AP Spanish class, and it was exactly what I needed.

~Presentación Oral Power Point: The power point is priceless!! Well worth every penny!! / Everything you need to know in one place.

~Correo Electrónico Power Point: Excellent resource to share with students. A step by step guide to plan, and write 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 Power Point: 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 for Triángulo Aprobado: 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!!

AP Spanish Lesson Plans and Curriculum for an Entire Year: Wonderful!!!! / Invaluable!

Product description:

This product contains 490 Word documents and 921 PowerPoint slides and includes the following resources:

~FREE Table of Contents

~El ensayo persuasivo PowerPoint, activities, model persuasive essay, peer edits, and printables

~Vocabulary Practice for Triángulo Aprobado: La vida contemporánea, quizzes, Quizlet, Activities for each of the chapters of “La vida contemporánea”

~Thirty 90-minute lesson plans with learning objectives, attention-getters, practices, and closure

~Subjunctive TPR Story PowerPoint

~Subjunctive Cláusulas adjetivales TPR Story PowerPoint

~Two Grammar PowerPoints for the Present Subjunctive

~Bell Work

~Correo Electrónico PowerPoint

~PowerPoint on How to Write an Essay for Spanish Four and AP with activities, model essay, and printables

~Two Imperfect Subjunctive PowerPoints

~Conversación Simulada PowerPoint

~Presentación oral PowerPoint


~Homework Answers PowerPoint

~Table of Contents

Other materials needed for this curriculum:

a) REPASO, A Complete Review Workbook for Grammar, Communication, and Culture published by National Textbook Company. ISBN: 0-8442-7412-7

b) Triángulo aprobado published by Wayside Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-938026-41-6

c) Triángulo aprobado, Manual para Profesores. ISBN: 978-1-938026-43-0

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, “Nuevas Vistas, Curso Uno”: ISBN: 0-03-073692-7 and "Nuevas Vistas, Curso Uno, Cuaderno de práctica": ISBN: 0-03-064389-9, 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.

★ This purchase is for personal use only. If other teachers at your school would like to use the materials, additional licenses must be purchased.

★ 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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490 documents; 921 PowerPoint slides
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