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Spanish Literature & Culture

Monica Friedmann

Monica Friedmann, Ph.D., is a three-time graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Ph.D. in Medieval Spanish Literature. She taught at Bryn Mawr College, at the Facultad de Humanidades in her native Uruguay, and at Florida Atlantic

University in Boca Raton, Florida. She recently retired after teaching Advanced Placement Spanish Language, and Advanced Placement Spanish Literature for 18 years at Spanish River Community High School in Boca Raton, Florida. She is an AP Spanish Language Reader and endorsed Consultant for AP Spanish Language & AP Spanish Literature for the College Board.

Course Description

During this AP Spanish Literature and Culture training, you will explore the course framework, the exam, and the new AP resources that will help you plan and focus instruction—and give you feedback throughout the year on the areas where individual students need additional focus. You’ll also learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year that will give you immediate access to the new resources and will help ensure that your students can register for AP Exams by the new fall deadlines. By attending this APSI, you will gain deeper insight into the following key takeaways, among several others: Understanding the Course; Planning the Course; Teaching the Course; and Assessing Student Progress and Understanding. In addition, specific attention will be paid to the following AP Classroom resources: unit guides, personal progress checks, and the AP question bank.


Day 1
  • General Introductions
  • Assessing needs and background of participants
  • Resources for the AP Spanish Literature Course
  • Overview of the AP Central Website
  • Topic 1: Overview of the Course & Exam Description
  • Required Reading List, Learning Objectives, Course Themes, Literary Terminology
  • Course Planning: Course at a Glance (CED 25-27) Plan 8 Units for 2022-2023).
  • Topic 2: Diversity & Inclusion. College Board Equity & Access Statement.
  • Collaboration for Online Teaching
  • Topic 3: Strategies & Pedagogical tools. Watch AP Resources on YouTube.

Participants will share & explain one “Tech Tool” to use in the AP Lit classroom, or in any other Spanish class.

                              Upload to “Completed Assignments #1)

  • Asynchronous: Group work on Final Project: Tarea #6

                            PROYECTO FINAL PARA EL APSI DE LITERATURA docx.docx

Day 2
  • Topic 4: AP Classroom: Topic Questions, Personal Progress Checks, Question Bank,

Daily Videos & Progress Dashboard.

  • Topic 5: Assess & Reflect
  • Breakout Rooms: You will be asked to Create a Multiple-Choice Quiz for one of the 8 Units.
  • Understanding the AP Spanish Literature & Culture Exam
  • Reviewing the 2020 Practice Exam
  • Take the Multiple Choice Section for the 2020 Practice Exam 2020 Practice Exam.pdf
  • Breakout Rooms: Tarea #2 “Complete “Apuntes Literarios” for one of the 38 Readings Apuntes Literarios.docx

                   Upload to “Completed Assignments” #2.

 Day 3
  • AP Exam: Free Response Questions
  • Review Scoring Guidelines for the Free Response Questions Scoring Guidelines
  • Scoring Free Response Questions from the 2019 & 2021 Exams
  • Sample Student Responses 2019 & 2021
  • Breakout Rooms: Score 2022 Student Samples
  • Asynchronous: Group work on Final Project
  • Assignment: Review “Course at a Glance” & ALL “Unit Guides” CED 29-133.
Day 4

                           Upload to “Completed Assignments” #3.

Each group will work on a given poem from the AP Reading List. Example: Unit 1: Romance del rey moro. Unit 3: Salmo XVII. Unit 6: A Julia de Burgos.

Upload to “Completed Assignments” #4.

Disclaimer: In the interest of maximizing the learning of the group, I reserve the right to use my discretion to revise the order of presentation