AP Spanish Summer Homework

  • AP Spanish Language and Culture Students:     Please view AP Spanish calendar https://www.everettsd.org/Page/23091 for articles 1 through 12.


    ¡Felicidades! I am glad you have chosen to continue your study of Spanish at the AP level.  I am also happy to be your Spanish instructor this year and I am here to help and guide you through the learning process.   It is my goal to create students who are able to communicate in Spanish in a spontaneous, fun and creative way.

    This summer homework will help you to be as well prepared as possible for our AP Spanish Language and Culture class here at Jackson. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish and is focused on improving reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities in addition to general cultural knowledge of the Hispanic world.   Therefore, you will need to continue your practice in these skill areas this summer.

    The summer homework is about reading and the assignments will not take too much time.   Reading is an important part of learning a language. To strengthen your Spanish reading comprehension and writing skills, you are to:

    1. Read the attached 12 articles from the AP Spanish textbook Abriendo Paso - Temas y lecturas, José M. Díaz.   Articles are also posted on my website https://www.everettsd.org/Page/23091 under AP Spanish summer homework. The articles are based on a variety of authentic stories and are interrelated to the six themes that will be covered in the course. The six themes are:
      • Personal and Public Identities / Las identidades personales y públicas
      • Contemporary Life / La vida contemporánea
      • Families and Communities / Las familias y las Comunidades
      • Beauty and Aesthetics / La belleza y la estética
      • Science and Technology / La ciencia y la tecnología
      • Global Challenges/Los desafíos mundiales
    2. Highlight new words you learn.
    3. Practice new words when speaking with family and friends.   You may be surprised at how many people in this area speak Spanish.
    4. Select one article of your choice and write a summary in Spanish about the article. Follow the attached AP Spanish rubric. The summary needs to be typed, 150 to 200 words, and double-spaced.
    5. The summary is due on Thursday, September 14.   The summary is worth 50 points/summative.

    Optional assignments may include reading Spanish publications and read some of it. Some possible choices include People Magazine en Español, Reader’s Digest en Español, on-line newspapers, and magazines.   You may also have some daily contact with Univisión or other Spanish programming on television or video such as “Primer Impacto,” “Noticiero,” “Buenos Días América,” and “Telenovelas.” Throughout these television shows, you will see and hear speakers from all of the Spanish-speaking countries.  These optional assignments will enhance your Spanish listening and speaking abilities.

     If questions, please contact me via email.   Have a great summer and I look forward to seeing you in September.