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Cartoons for changefree15 August 2017

This lesson asks how humorous language can be used to change the way we look at women in society. Specifically, we will look at the cartoons of Liza Donnelly, who draws for the New Yorker, and listen... more

Comparative Commentaries to Go: Generation Me10 August 2017

This week we add to our collection of Comparative Commentaries to Go. We hope you will like this one, and that students find the texts both challenging and engaging. Good textual analysis involves an... more

2016 P2 HL (The Bluest Eye and Ghosts - Exemplar 3)3 August 2017

This is the third installment of Paper 2 posts on The Bluest Eye and Ghosts. You can find the first post here and the second post here. To support students, remember that all three exemplars use the... more

WT 1 HL (Salome)1 August 2017

Many, if not all, of the samples published on the site are of excellent quality. On this page, however, we publish a somewhat less successful (HL) sample. The student writes diary entries (a popular text... more

What is this thing called literature?20 July 2017

The following scheme of work asks students to critically consider what literature is or, put otherwise, what constitutes literature. Since the course of study is called Language and Literature, there... more

2016 P2 HL (The Bluest Eye and Ghosts - Exemplar 2)20 July 2017

Paper 2 is sometimes difficult for students to understand unless they have exemplars on the same two texts, using the same question, and varying just a bit in terms of quality. That is exactly what you... more

Texts to Teach13 July 2017

At InThinking, we recently asked a number of teachers to submit reviews of books – novels, plays, textbooks, you name it – that they have found enjoyable to teach or that have informed their teaching... more

WT2 Q1 ("Master Harold" and the Boys)29 June 2017

This Written Task 2, Critical Response addresses to the question: “How could the text be read and interpreted differently by two different readers?” using Athol Fugard’s play “Master Harold”…and... more

Paper 1free8 June 2017

Paper 1 is a (comparative) textual analysis of one or two unseen texts. This section provides various ideas to develop the necessary Skills for Paper 1. Sample Paper 1s are provided, so that you can learn... more

Tipsfree8 June 2017

By the time you reach the Paper 1 exam, you will want to have practiced working with unseen texts in multiple ways. In fact, you can already prepare for Paper 1 from the first day in the English A: Language... more