AP Spanish Literature Syllabus Course Overview This course provides
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AP Spanish Literature 2007 Syllabus Course Overview This course provides and introduction to major movements and writers in Spanish- speaking countries. The goal of the course is to teach college-bound students analytic tools, which will enable them to read and write critically. The text chosen is Abriendo puertas: Antología de la literatura en español, 2 vols. (Evanston, Ill.: MacDougal Litell/Nextext, 2003) as primary text. All of the works included on the official AP Spanish Literature reading list are included in the two volumes. The text also provides social and cultural context to comprehend each piece. The questions at the end of each selection require the students to engage in analytical thinking. There are also weekly quizzes and essay questions, which emulate the questions on the AP Spanish Literature examination. The course is conducted completely in Spanish. Course Planner First Semester Tomo I Los cuentos del siglo XX August 14 – Sep. 7 “Mi caballo mago” – Sabine Ulibarrí “El hijo” – Horacio Quiroga “No oyes ladrar a los perros” – Juan Rulfo “ La siesta del martes” – García Márquez Sep. 11 – Oct. 12 “Adiós, Cordera” – Leopoldo Alas (Clarín) “Las medias rojas” – Emilia Pardo Bazán “Las ataduras” – Carmen Martín Gaite Los cuentos fantásticos del siglo XIX y del siglo XX Oct. 16 – Dec. 1 “El alacrán de Fray Gómez” – Ricardo Palma “El sur” – Jorge Luis Borges “La muerte y la brújula” – Jorge Luis Borges “Continuidad de los parques” – Julio Cortázar “La noche boca arriba” – Julio Cortázar “Chac Mool” – Carlos Fuentes “Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes” – Gabriel García Márquez “El ahogado más hermoso del mundo” – Gabriel García Márquez “Dos palabras” – Isabel Allende AP Spanish Literature 2007 Syllabus La poesía: el romance Dec. 4 - 15 Introducción a la poesía -El romance Dec. 18 – 22 Repaso y examen Final Segundo Semestre Tomo I La poesía: el romance January 9-16 Los romances January 18 – 22 Romancero gitano – Escribir un romance and presentar a clase La poesía: el soneto y el renacimiento January 23 – Feb. 1 Soneto XXIII – Garcilaso de la Vega Soneto CLXVI – Luis de Góngora y Argote Haráclito crisitano: Salmo XVII – Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas “En perseguirme, Mundo, ¿qué interesas? – Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Poesía romántica y modernista Feb. 5 – 22 “En una tempestad” – José María Heredia “Canción del pirata” – José de Espronceda Rimas IV, XI, LIII – Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer “Dos patrias” y Versos sencillos, I – José Martí “A Roosevelt” – Rubén Darío “Canción de otoño en primavera, “ “Lo fatal” – Rubén Darío La poesía feminista Feb. 26 – March 1 “Hombres necios que acusáis” – Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz “Tú me quieres blanca,” “Peso ancestral” – Alfonsina Stormi “A Julia Burgos” – Julia de Burgos “Autorretrato” – Rosario Castellanos AP Spanish Literature 2007 Syllabus La poesía lírica del siglo XX March 5 – 9 “He andado muchos caminos,” “Caminante, son tus huellas,” “La primavera besaba” – Antonio Machado Poema 15, “Oda a la alcachofa,” “Walking around” – Pablo Neruda “Balada de los dos abuelos,” “Sensemayá” – Nicolás Guillén Tomo II La poesía dramática March 12 – 22 “El Burlador de Sevilla” – Triso de Molina El teatro del siglo XX March 26 – April 12 “La casa de Bernarda Alba” – Federico García Lorca “El delantal blanco” – Sergio Vodanovic La prosa peninsular desde el Medioveo hasta el siglo XX April 16 – May 10 “El Conde Lucanor” – Don Juan Manuel Infante de Castilla “El lazarillo de Tormes” – Anónimo “Naufragios” – Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca “El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha” Primera parte, capítulos I, II, III, IV, V y VIII – Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra “Vuelva usted mañana” – Mariano José de Larra “San Manuel Bueno, mártir” – Miguel de Unamuno May 14 – 17 Review May 21 – 25 Final Projects: Students are assigned different authors each for research and presentation to class. May 31 Final exam AP Spanish Literature 2007 Syllabus Teaching Strategies Text: Abriendo puertas, 2 vols. Evanston, Ill.: Mc Dougal Little, Inc./Nextext, 2003 The teacher introduces each author using the information in the student text and in the teachers’ edition: “Antes de leer,” as well as other sources. The author is placed in the appropriate historical and geographical settings using video-clips, Power Point presentations and lectures. Students are to read the selections on their own and come to class ready to participate in class discussion. Questions at the end of the section are assigned as homework. Sometimes the class discussions are conducted in small groups first and then the entire class. Homework questions are also discussed in class. As the year progresses, students learn basic vocabulary of critical terms to use in discussions and essays. Students are also required to write a file card per author or per work, if there are multiple works by the same author. The card contains basic information about the author/work. Students review these cards before the final exams and the AP Spanish Literature Exam. Our school has a modified block schedule. Mondays are traditional and we have block schedule the rest of the week. Student Evaluation There are weekly quizzes and essays. Topics are provided in the Abriendo Puertas curriculum. Students must demonstrate proper usage of literary terms in their essays. Students write an original “romance” based on one of the short stories of their choice. These poems go through many revisions, and the final product is read to class as a Power Point presentation. There is also a final research project. Students are assigned a different author each to research and present to the class orally. There is a final exam at the end of each semester. These tests follow the same format as the AP Spanish Literature Exam, except that they write two essays only. One of the essays requires analyzing a poem that they have not seen before.