Introducing Literature in Context: A Summer Activity

IB English A: Language & Literature: Introducing Literature in Context: A Summer Activity

The following scheme of work is designed to introduce students to reading literature in context. The lessons have been designed to prepare students for their study of English Language and Literature. What follows is informed by many of the aims of the Language and Literature course. Not least, the 7th aim, to promote in students an enjoyment of, and lifelong interest in, language and literature, is a significant consideration...


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Comments 8

Fiona Macleod 14 September 2016 - 11:30

With regard to Part 3, could you tell me how many poems are acceptable (minimum) to study please (assuming your recommendations

Fiona Macleod 14 September 2016 - 11:31

oops, assuming your recommendations all appear on the PLA)?
Many thanks

Tim Pruzinsky 15 September 2016 - 00:17

Hi Fiona,

15-20 poems is how the IB defines it in the PLA. I'm not sure what recommendations you are referring to exactly. Do know it needs to be one poet though.

And it could be your work in translation for Part 3 (from the PLT) or it could be your free choice text for Part 3 or it could come from the PLA. There are a lot of options here.

Best,
Tim

Miranda Page 29 December 2016 - 01:01

Hi! Any idea where this documentary (Windrush) might be available?

David McIntyre 29 December 2016 - 07:31

Ah, I see what has happened. Fair enough.

You can look here, Miranda: youtube.com

Best regards,

David

Miranda Page 2 January 2017 - 13:52

Thanks, David. I've been looking on YouTube, but Part 3 is missing. There's another link which has broken the documentary into smaller pieces, but as I skimmed through them I found some pieces are missing. Any other ideas?

David McIntyre 3 January 2017 - 22:59

That's a pity, Miranda. I'm a bit disappointed, not least because this page took a lot of time and thought to put together. At the time it was constructed, I was very familiar with the documentary series. It had been available on Youtube for quite some time, and I hoped this would remain unchanged. Clearly that's not the case (anymore). Colleagues who trialled the activities said they worked very well.

I'll continue to look to resurrect the missing video. In the last analysis, what has happened is simply one of the perils of hyperlinking beyond the site.

Best regards,

David

Miranda Page 15 January 2017 - 22:43

Thanks for your response! I really appreciate it. The lesson looked really interesting, especially in light of our current conversations--world wide--regarding immigration. A great time to explore it with our students, providing some distance that might reduce knee-jerk reactions. I will check back to see if you've had any luck!


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