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Comparative Commentaries to Go: Nutrition and Exercise14 September 2017

Nutritional advice varies widely and there are such diverse views found online that understanding what is true or factual or even scientific is extremely difficult. In many respects, the science of nutrition... more

The Language of Migration14 September 2017

Current events offer Language and Literature teachers a wide variety of avenues in which to explore the course. In fact, you might even be able to construct Part 1 and Part 2 exclusively on current events,... more

Tipsfree7 September 2017

Although there is no one way to guarantee a 7 on the individual oral commentary, some of the following tips help to ease the nerves and keep focus on the purpose of the task. more

The Language of Donald Trump - Part 27 September 2017

In part one of the series, found here, you hopefully achieved the goal of having students understand the language and patterns found in Donald Trump’s language. In this second part series on the language... more

Artistic Expressions of Identity31 August 2017

This unit is designed to be completed in the first semester or term of a school year when you are just getting to know your new IB Language and Literature students. It introduces them to a few key ideas... more

WT SL (Gendered Advertising)17 August 2017

Law schools often force students to take an opposing position to the one they hold. They require students to understand the claims and arguments – the logic – of the opposing counsel so that they... more

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