TEXES LOTE 613 - Spanish

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  1. Norma Jones

    Norma Jones New Member

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    I am certified to teach in Oklahoma, but now I've moved to Texas. I've been teaching Spanish for 5 years now. I can't seem to pass the LOTE test. I miss the passing grade by 3 or 5 points. I struggle with the Listenning portion, and the writing in Spanish. Any suggestions from anyone would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Mariam Soler

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    Hey Norma,
    I think that practice will benefit you with this.
    Are you using strategies for your test?
     
  3. Norma Jones

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    I have gone over the preparation manual multiple times, I've taken the online pedagogy course online, I have been studying and reading about the history and cultural aspects over Spanish speaking countries. I seem to have a difficult time understanding the listening portion of the test. I always score between a 15 -18 on that. I scored a 20 on the reading comprehension, my lesson plans are always perfect, as well as the writing portion in English. I always get a 12 out if 18 on the writing portion in Spanish, this is where I struggle also.
     
  4. TeacherGroupie

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    You might be coming up a little short on academic Spanish, Norma Jones. A prep book for AP Spanish might help, or perhaps a book on composition for an advanced college-level Spanish class.
     
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    I think you are right . Do you happen to know the authors or titles of any good books on composition for an advanced college- level Spanish class? Also, do you think libraries have AP Spanish resources available?
     
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    Will libraries have AP Spanish preparation resources available? I'd bet on it, and I'd expect any decent book to help with the kind of writing you need for your test. You could also look for AP Spanish websites: many teachers maintain websites for their classes and post good resources.

    As to a book, I don't have specific recommendations. Amazon's page for the textbook Spanish Composition through Literature notes that this book exists in earlier (and now cheaper) editions and also suggests some alternatives. You could also visit the local university bookstore and see what books are being required for Spanish composition classes.

    It's always a good idea, where possible, to look at a book before committing money or much time to it. The book that works for someone else may not be right for you.
     
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  7. Mariam Soler

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    Do you have email so I can send you methods and strategies because I am struggling as well but in the PPR test.
     
  8. Christi Marie

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    Hi, do you have any suggestions on writing lesson plans?
     
  9. Lisa Payne

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    Hi, there! I am taking the test in April and would love to chat about your tips. How can I contact you?
     
  10. Lisa Payne

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    Hi, there, how did you do? I hope you passed :) I take it soon and am in the same boat...
     
  11. Lisa Payne

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    Hello, is there anyone on this thread able to update us on the test, as in if you finally passed or have any suggestions?
     
  12. Miguel

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    Hello Lisa,
    Good luck! I am also taking the test in April, this Saturday coming up, as a matter of fact.
     
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  13. Miguel

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    Hello everybody,
    I am taking the test on Saturday, April 14th. I am the most concern about the pedagogy and the lesson plan. How is the lesson plan graded? Does it count for a big portion of the score?
    Thanks!
     
  14. Lisa Payne

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    Good luck!
     
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  15. Lisa Payne

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    Buena suerte! Et me know how it goes
     
  16. Miguel

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    Thank you very much LIsa!
    Miguel
     
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    Hello Miguel,
    I am taking my LOTE in June, I wanted to know if I could email you so that I can ask you some questions since you just recently took it.
    Let me know if this is okay? I would greatly appreciate it!
     
  18. Miguel

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    Hello,

    Yes, of course. My address is maiko.nava at gmail

    Miguel
     
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    Thanks so much, my address is botellojbo at gmail
     
  20. Jimena

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    Hi Norma
    Did you ever pass the LOTE 613 if so what was your secret. I have taken 3 times now lastest score 237 and am considering a review of my test scores. I don't agree with my lesson plan English essay score or Spanish email score. This test is really inconsistent on how they score your speaking and writing sections.
     

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