AP® Spanish Literature and Culture

This AP Spanish Literature & Culture session reviews the course learning objectives, curriculum framework, and AP exam.  The session will focus on teaching several of the works from the required reading list, elaborate on resources to use when teaching the course, and develop strategies for success on the AP exam.  Finally, participants in the session will develop lesson and/or unit plans. 

The goals of the four-day session are to assist participants with:

  • review the Course Exam and Description
  • assess the Equity and Access statement
  • examine the course’s Learning Objectives and ALDs
  • synthesize the course themes, organizing concepts, and essential questions
  • differentiate between cultural products, practices, and perspectives
  • select and evaluate supplemental resources
  • preview and evaluate the practice exam
  • define summative and formative assessments
  • participate in a prepared unit of instruction to model formative and summative assessments
  • prepare formative and summative assessments that can be implemented immediately
  • review literary terminology
  • participate in example lessons using the new works
  • create a thematic unit or lesson for a unit
  • evaluate supplementary resources
  • reflect upon a unit of instruction
  • take the sections of the practice exam and evaluate the experience
  • select elements of the course that could be integrated into Pre-AP courses
  • share strategies for incorporating literature and culture into the Pre-AP courses
  • review the syllabus development and preparation requirements

Participants should bring the following:

Participants should bring lap top or tablet computers and should bring any lessons, materials, or websites that they wish to share!

Course Outline (Subject to Change):

Monday

  • Introducing the 5 keys to success in the Course and the Exam

Tuesday

  • Mastering multiple choice, literary terms, genres and literary periods/movements

Wednesday

  • Writing effective essays, teaching literature with contexts, and developing assessments

Thursday

  • Developing short answers, completing the course audit, preparing a syllabus, planning lessons/units

Instructor

Cameron Stephen Cameron Stephen teaches at Cy-Fair High School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District located in Cypress, Texas. He has taught there since 2000 and has served as department chairman since 2009.  He is a product of the AP Spanish program at Kearns High School in Salt Lake City, Utah where he took the AP Spanish Language exam in 1993. His passion for teaching was born while serving a mission for his church to the Dominican Republic from 1994 to 1996. Upon returning home, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Literature from the University of Utah in 2000.