Spanish II Final Exam, Take 2

La_llorona_by_TsukiNoYumeMy maternity sub is unavailable on one day during finals week, so I needed to develop a new final exam for Spanish II that did not involve the use of the computer. (Last year, I gave my students this exam based on the video La leyenda del espantapájaros.) Wanting to do as little work as possible, I turned to the Embedded Readings blog to see what pre-made readings I could find and turn into a test. I found a reading by Matt (don’t know his last name) about La Llorona that I could work with. Two hours later (so much for saving time, right?), I had a new final exam with a past-tense reading. Since a Spanish speaker will not be administering the exam, it consists only of reading and writing. Download the pretty PDF of the exam here, or download the not-so-pretty Microsoft Word version here. (Since I do all my word processing with Pages, the files often get screwy when I convert them to Word. Sorry!) Both documents are FREE–my Teacher’s Appreciation gift to YOU! The final includes target structures from the storytelling units that I use to focus on the preterite tense (in addition to vocab that we’ve studied since Spanish 1), so check out those students if you are looking for how to adequately prepare your students for the final.

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  1. Yes, thank you for sharing! I’ve been checking periodically for you to post something final exam-related. Do you see your classes all year?

    I’ve been purchasing a lot of your plans. I’m just finishing <> with my level 1 and almost done with <> with my level 2. I really don’t have a talent for creating cute unit materials. I’d like to know what program PAGES is that you say you use for making documents. Everything is so visually pleasing. Once again, thank you for the help…even if you didn’t know you were giving it to me! But I guess that’s why you’ve made this blog.
    Don’t stop doing what you do! And enjoy the rest of your maternity leave!

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  2. This is so interesting to me! I wish I could come sit in your classes for a year to see how you teach and prepare your students for an assessment like this. I’m filing this assessment in my “Inspiration” folder. Thank you so much for sharing! PS. I miss the friendly worm that used to follow me down your blog! 🙂

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  3. Lisa, if you use the TPRS/Comprehensible Input methodologies this kind of assessment would be very normal. If you haven’t heard of it, please do some reading because it is the best change I and many others have made in our classrooms! It’s great!

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