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Kuddos to you all for taking effort ,to put all the information and resource materials, with suggetions under one umbrella. For beginners like me, this website comes in handy for clarification on how to go about with the curriculum and the resource materials...

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This is an outstanding site. It has virtually replaced our paper texts. The material is thoughtfully selected, the tasks are engaging and focussed and the task-related material is comprehensive and illuminating... I have found it very easy to build my...

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The InThinking Language and Literature Website has been instrumental in my understanding of the syllabus and IB requirements for the course. It has also provided excellent material for lessons and for further research. David's kindness and efficiency...

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August Updates - New Individual Oral on the Site

15 August 2019

The InThinking English A: Language and Literature website is now fully functional for the new course with first exams in May of 2021. We spent... more

Summer Reading 2019

4 July 2019

We all have a lot going on in our lives. Compound that with a new IB curriculum starting in August (or January for others), and it can get... more

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  • 19 Aug Kathleent Wallerk
    Bodies of work
    Hi David/Tim, Dear David, Can the BOW be a publication rather than a single author within The publication? eg. National Geographic/Psychology Today/The Conversation/The Guardian? It may be that the author hasn’t written more than one...
  • 19 Aug Paul Stieber
    Learner Portfolio
    Hi David and Tim, I'm sorry to even have to ask this question, but the world in which I teach compels me to. Do you or teachers you know have plans to "assess" or monitor students' learner portfolios? Do you know of anyone who has developed...
  • 19 Aug Kathleent Wallerk
    Requirements
    Dear David/Tim, Please could you clarify the following question regarding a 'body of work': 1. Can the BOW be National Geographic - a publication rather than a single author within the National Geographic. 2. Similarly, Political Cartoons...
  • 19 Aug Jeff Robidoux
    P1 sample work
    Hi Tim, Thanks to you and David for all your great work on the new course. A question if I may. What is the "question" you refer to which students are required to address in the new Paper 1? The sample on the IBO site reads "Write an analysis...
  • 19 Aug David McIntyre
    Course Outlines
    Hi Badia, I would imagine that the play is fine - it is unlikely to be challenged as a choice. You need to decide if the play is a good choice for the IO and Paper 2. I think, in my view, that it is - there is enough detail and complexity. Kind...
  • 19 Aug David McIntyre
    Course Outlines
    Hi Badia, For the Individual Oral (IO) students must - among several other things - connect both their texts/extracts to a wider body of work. Have a look, say, at the second IO sample we have published on the site(a third sample will be published...
  • 19 Aug David McIntyre
    Course Outlines
    Hi Susan, This looks fine - I'm working on the assumption that Persepolis is your 21st century text (i.e. second period). With the Nike ads, I think you will want to ensure they come from the same general campaign (so that they constitute...
  • 19 Aug Susan Zimmerman
    Course Outlines
    Dear David and Tim, I hope you are both well. I have had to adjust my course outline. If possible, could you please let me know your thoughts on my outline? Thank you in advance. Readers, writers and texts: How we communicate? Concepts...
  • 19 Aug Badia Askari
    Course Outlines
    Also, even though "Trifles" is short, does it still count as a literary work that can used as an option for the literary work chosen for Paper 2 or the IOC?
  • 19 Aug Badia Askari
    Course Outlines
    Thank you so much David for your precise feedback. I find it very beneficial. Can you please clarify for me what you mean when you say to include "bodies of work, particularly for the IO"? Can you provide me with one example?
  • 19 Aug Anna Jordan
    Bodies of work
    Thanks again David. This is very useful. Kind regards, Anna
  • 19 Aug Anna Jordan
    Course construction
    Thank you David. Yes, you're right about that substitution, I'll stick with Doll's House.