Abriendo paso AP® Spanish Textbook

Abriendo paso was designed to engage and challenge upper-level students of high school Spanish. If they plan on taking the AP® Spanish exam, they’ll be able to approach it with confidence.

  • Two-volume program for both breadth and depth of instruction
  • Aligned with the College Board’s exam framework
  • Creative and engaging tasks
  • Rich content on Savvas Realize® LMS
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AP Spanish Program with Digital Integration

Combine two acclaimed textbooks and unparalleled technology to support student progress through the AP® Spanish curriculum.


Test Readiness

Abriendo paso was designed to familiarize students with the themes, objectives, questions, and contexts of the AP® Spanish exam in mind so they can take the test with confidence.


Authentic Language

Lessons and supporting materials use authentic language from Spanish-speaking countries to develop more natural-sounding speaking and writing styles.


Two-Pronged Pedagogy

Our core textbook Temas y lecturas and the supplementary Gramática complement one another throughout the course for a rich learning experience.


Print and Digital

Abriendo paso works with our Savvas Realize® LMS so teachers and students have access to eTexts and auto-graded activities that help gauge progress throughout the year.

Created to address the needs of Upper-level Spanish learners

  • Temas y lecturas
  • Gramática
  • Digital Course Materials

Temas y lecturas

  • Thematic Organization
    Abriendo paso’s literature anthology comes organized around the Themes, Essential Questions, and Recommended Contexts in the framework.
  • Authentic Selections
    Students and teachers can select from a variety of authentic print and multimedia sources that allow for thoughtful cultural comparisons.


  • Flexible Programming
    Gramática can serve as a standalone text or support Temas y Lecturas with communications-based activities for students. The basic review of key topics works as a cross-reference for your primary textbook.

Digital Course Materials

  • Student Edition eText
    Powered by our Savvas Realize® Learning Management System, a student edition eText features highlighting, note-taking, and navigation functions. Embedded media files appear throughout the text for an engaging experience.
  • Range of Activities
    Assignable activities include multiple-choice questions, reading selections, fill-in-the-blanks, and open-ended writing prompts. Some of these resources come with an auto-grading feature to save teacher’s time.
  • Teacher Resources
    Downloadable teacher’s guide and audio files provide quick and accessible materials that can aid with instruction.

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Abriendo paso fully integrates with Savvas Realize®, our award-winning LMS that offers teachers the flexibility to manage their classes and students the resources they need to succeed.

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More About Abriendo paso

  • José M. Diaz Author Bio
    José M. Díaz is a retired Spanish Teacher formerly of Hunter College High School in New York City. He has served as Chair of the AP Spanish Language and Literature Development Committee. He has also been a Table Leader, Question Leader for the scoring of the examination. He has led workshops throughout the United States and Europe and continues being a consultant for the College Board. He has also written several guides and articles for several College Board Publications. His is the co-author of AP Spanish: Preparing for the Language Examination, Listening Comprehension Skills for Intermediate Students, and ¡En marcha!, among others. He has a B.A. in Spanish Literature from Hunter College, CUNY and an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University.
  • María F. Nadel Author Bio
    María F. Nadel has more than thirty years of teaching experience in independent and public schools, most recently at Hunter College High School in New York City. She is the co-author of several Spanish textbooks and study guides including ¡En marcha!, Let’s Review Spanish, and Spanish for Educators. She has a B.A. in Spanish Literature, an M.A. in Spanish Literature, and an M.A. in Bilingual Education from Hunter College, CUNY.
  • Table of Contents
    UNIDAD 1 TEMA: Las identidades personales y públicas
    CAPÍTULO 1: La enajenación y la asimilación
    CAPÍTULO 2: Los héroes y los personajes históricos
    CAPÍTULO 3: La identidad nacional y la identidad étnica
    CAPÍTULO 4: Las creencias personales
    CAPÍTULO 5: Los intereses personales
    CAPÍTULO 6: La autoestima

    UNIDAD 2 TEMA: La vida contemporánea
    CAPÍTULO 7: La educación y las carreras profesionales
    CAPÍTULO 8: El entretenimiento y la diversión
    CAPÍTULO 9: Los viajes y el ocio
    CAPÍTULO 10: Los estilos de vida
    CAPÍTULO 11: Las relaciones personales
    CAPÍTULO 12: Las tradiciones y los valores sociales
    CAPÍTULO 13: El trabajo voluntario

    UNIDAD 3 TEMA: Las familias y las comunidades
    CAPÍTULO 14: Las tradiciones y los valores
    CAPÍTULO 15: Las comunidades educativas
    CAPÍTULO 16: La estructura de la familia
    CAPÍTULO 17: La ciudadanía global
    CAPÍTULO 18: La geografía humana
    CAPÍTULO 19: Las redes sociales

    UNIDAD 4 TEMA: La belleza y la estética
    CAPÍTULO 20: La arquitectura
    CAPÍTULO 21: Definiciones de la belleza
    CAPÍTULO 22: Definiciones de la creatividad
    CAPÍTULO 23: La moda y el diseño
    CAPÍTULO 24: El lenguaje y la literatura
    CAPÍTULO 25: Las artes visuales y escénicas

    UNIDAD 5 TEMA: La ciencia y la tecnología
    CAPÍTULO 26: El acceso a la tecnología
    CAPÍTULO 27: Los efectos de la tecnología en el individuo y en la sociedad
    CAPÍTULO 28: El cuidado de la salud y la medicina
    CAPÍTULO 29: Las innovaciones tecnológicas
    CAPÍTULO 30: Los fenómenos naturales
    CAPÍTULO 31: La ciencia y la ética

    UNIDAD 5 TEMA: La ciencia y la tecnología
    CAPÍTULO 26: El acceso a la tecnología
    CAPÍTULO 27: Los efectos de la tecnología en el individuo y en la sociedad
    CAPÍTULO 28: El cuidado de la salud y la medicina
    CAPÍTULO 29: Las innovaciones tecnológicas
    CAPÍTULO 30: Los fenómenos naturales
    CAPÍTULO 31: La ciencia y la ética

    UNIDAD 6 TEMA: Los desafíos mundiales
    CAPÍTULO 32: Los temas económicos
    CAPÍTULO 33: Los temas del medio ambiente
    CAPÍTULO 34: El pensamiento filosófico y la religión
    CAPÍTULO 35: La población y la demografía
    CAPÍTULO 36: El bienestar social
    CAPÍTULO 37: La conciencia social

    Preparación para el examen
    Unidad 1
    Unidad 2
    Unidad 3
    Unidad 4
    Unidad 5
    Unidad 6





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