AP THEME: Science and Technology
CONTEXT: Effects of Technology on Self and Society
This is one of my favorite contexts/themes to teach because it is so relevant to students; everyone can relate. In the interpretive reading assessments below we've copied the information from this article called Así afectan las redes sociales a tu autoestima según tu edad. If you are 1:1 you could definitely have your students visit the website to complete this assessment. If your technology fails, the website changes, or you're not 1:1, we've included a printer-friendly, easy-to-read version of this article. We're not taking any credit for the information in this article, simply copying it for our classroom needs.
This is one of the first Interpretive Reading assessments that we give our AP Spanish Language and Culture students at the beginning of the year. It's relatable, current and touches on two themes- Science and Technology and Personal and Public Identities. In my AP training my instructor discussed the "two-finger" reading technique. Go ahead, picture it...students reading while using their two index fingers to scan the text for the right answer. Well that is not the way AP questions are written. Students have to really, truly, understand the text.
The questions in this brief multiple choice assessment are not necessarily easy but that is okay. We use these with our students to teach them about AP Interpretive Reading activities. We've included a "where to find the answers" copy of the article that can be used with students as well. It is important for them to understand the questions aren't always "two-finger" questions. They have to actually read and comprehend.
Lastly, our original assessment for this was in a Google Form. Don't forget that using technology is a great way to save you/us time!
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