AP THEME: Families & Communities
CONTEXT: Human Geography, Family Structure
CONNECTIONS: Global Challenges/Contemporary Life
This year we are transitioning to Target Based Learning & Grading at NHS. In order to assess "Interpretive Listening" in AP® after reading the short story Cajas de cartón, I created the following listening assessment based on an interview with the author, Francisco Jimenez. The audio (and video) of the interview can be found on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-eUlXw5fQk
In the assessment there are two parts; Part A is the first five minutes (00:00-5:00) and Part B is the second 5 minutes (5:00-10:00). I repeated each part twice for students. While students didn't have to have knowledge of the reading to be successful on this assessment it definitely would have helped them slightly to have that background knowledge.
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