Azulejo, 2nd Edition

Azulejo, 2nd Edition
Anthology & Guide to the AP® Spanish Literature and Culture Course

AP® Spanish Literature and Culture / Advanced Low — Advanced Mid

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Azulejo’s standards-based curriculum, simultaneously emphasizing context and themes, introduces students to high-level critical thinking as it prepares them for success in the AP® Spanish Literature and Culture Course.

Multifaceted prep for the Spanish AP® Literature and Culture Course

Azulejo is divided into units that progress chronologically but are organized along a common thread. The chronological approach allows students to study the historical context in which the work was written and to appreciate how authors see, engage, and influence their world. Essential questions are reprinted at the end of each unit to facilitate class preparation.

Teacher Edition

The Azulejo Teacher Edition provides Notas para el profesor to accompany every text, describing the theme, structure, historical context, voice, point of view, and more. Sample answers to the discussion questions and essays are also included.

Practice Tasks

Azulejo offers AP® practice tasks for every author on the exam. The Analytical Essay Guide details the three key parts of an analytical essay. Based on both teaching experience and the College Board's guidelines, a Writing and Correcting Guide for Poetic and Analytic Essays delineates what is expected of an outstanding critical essay and establishes a template for grading.

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  • Chronologically organized units cover every text from the revised required AP® reading list
  • AP® style tests and literary terminology matching quizzes composed of multiple-choice reading analysis and free-response questions
  • Unit tests for additional reading analysis, free-response, and interpretive listening practice
  • Full-length sample AP® exam for end-of-year testing
  • 544 pages

Take a quick look at Azulejo

"With such a range of reading to finish ahead of test-time, wouldn’t it be great if the works were compiled into one anthology? Well, guess what? “Azulejo” (the name means “tile,” like those used in a mosaic) includes all the works from the reading list with the added bonus of exercises and supplementary information to help you learn and think critically about what you’re reading."

Sam Hankins

"Exam Blues? How to Win at AP Spanish Literature & Culture", Fluent Spanish Language and Culture Blog

"I love this book! The readings are well-chosen for historical and literary relevance, and are manageable in length. Appendices for student reference are excellent. A chart in the back of the book shows how each reading correlates to themes and contexts of AP Spanish Lit Exam."

Diana Galyen

"My students take the books home to complete readings independently and to write their dialectical journal entries, and bring them to class each day so that we can discuss and analyze the readings as a group. During a recent unit on poetry of the Spanish Gilded Age, we recited all poems aloud in class, and students were particularly impressed by Sor Juana's wordplay. To date, my students say that the poetry unit and the study of Don Quixote have been their favorite. We are currently reading El burlador de Sevilla by Tirso de Molina, a work of drama from the same time period, and students have selected roles to read and perform. Our in-class readings of this work have been extremely enjoyable, as students have had a lot of fun performing the roles of their selected characters. Having access to these textbooks has tremendously aided my students' learning. All of the works on the AP Spanish Literature and Culture reading list are included in Azulejo, and the book's rigorous discussion and analysis questions push my students to think critically. The historical and socio-cultural information contained in the book has allowed students to make connections between different literary periods and to understand each work as a product of its particular context. I have been pleased to witness tremendous improvement even just over the past three months in my students' knowledge of literary terms and themes, and in their ability to summarize, synthesize and analyze these very challenging works of literature in the Spanish language."

Constitution High School, PA Public Post, Azulejo: AP Spanish Literature and Culture Books

"Azulejo is such a creative approach to making real-world connections to literature. Bravo to the authors."

Dr. Danielle Cahill Velardi

Associate Professor of Spanish, Christopher Newport University

"My relationship with Wayside has been one of the highlights of my teaching career. One year I helped 40 students pass the AP® exam with 5s and 4s. Great service and great books that help our students succeed. Thank you."

A. Ruggles

Las Vegas

Each book comes with a subscription to Learning Site®

The Interactive Digital Textbook

Your FlexText® is the page-by-page digital version of the textbook and is available through your Explorer® class or the FlexText® Library link on your Dashboard. Don't want to bring home your textbook? No problem! FlexText® is available wherever there is internet access.

A Community Bulletin Board

Learners and teachers alike use the Classroom Forum anytime as their online community bulletin board. Teachers love posting lesson openers, polls, links to external resources, and more. And students can comment, exchange GIFS, and upload audio, videos, and photos.

Learning to hold a conversation

Mock conversations with pre-recorded conversation prompts challenge your learners to hone their conversational skills. Learners record themselves replying to comments and questions, and the recorded conversations can be added to their portfolio as an artifact.

Tracking Their Own Progress

Online student portfolios follow learners from unit to unit, level to level. Students can upload evidence of what they can do in the language - assigned Can-Do statements, activities, quizzes, audio files, PowerPoint and Word files, and more. This allows them to set goals and reflect on their progress related to Can-Do Statements.

Efficient, Integrated Grading

Use the online calendar to remind students of upcoming assignments and deadlines, assign tasks to specific learners or an entire class, and more. Explorer® lets you know when your students complete their work and alerts students as soon as you’ve graded. Grade each quiz question response without opening each question in Explorer®. Automatic grading is available where appropriate.

More Than 200 Ideas

Wayside’s Instructional Strategies Toolkit provides loads of instructional ideas and approaches that can be filtered by mode, skill, proficiency level, activity type, learning style, and more! Whether you are a new teacher or want to find new strategies, the toolkit provides built-in world language methodology and pedagogy training at any time.

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