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If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is? 23 November 2014

What do teachers want their students to become? Many things, no doubt. The Language and Literature course is embedded into the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and the IB has a set of values,... more

Individual Oral Commentary (SL) The Great Gatsby16 November 2014

The following individual oral commentary is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. Students may not be familiar with novel (although perhaps they should be!). Nevertheless, students... more

Individual Oral Commentary (SL) Shooting an Elephant16 November 2014

The extract for this Individual Oral Commentary (IOC) is from George Orwell’s essay ‘Shooting an Elephant’. For teacher’s who would like to use this exemplar with their students, it is perhaps... more

Individual Oral Commentary (SL) Shooting an Elephant (2)16 November 2014

The extract for this Individual Oral Commentary (IOC) is from George Orwell’s essay ‘Shooting an Elephant’. For teacher’s who would like to use this exemplar with their students, it is perhaps... more

Individual Oral Commentary (HL) The Remains of the Day16 November 2014

The following individual oral commentary is based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel The Remains of the Day. The IOC is a practice activity done in advance of the examined IOC. At least one full practice... more

Comparative Commentaries to Go: Homophobiafree16 November 2014

The following Comparative Commentary to Go is submitted to the website by David Preece. David is an intelligent, experienced, and engaged teacher who works at the International School of Phnom Penh in... more

Individual Oral Commentary (SL) The Remains of the Day 216 November 2014

The following individual oral commentary (IOC) is based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel The Remains of the Day. It is the second sample on the website based on Ishiguro’s novel. This IOC is a practice... more

Individual Oral Commentary (SL) The Remains of the Day 316 November 2014

The following individual oral commentary (IOC) is based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel The Remains of the Day. It is the third sample on the website based on Ishiguro’s novel. This IOC is a practice activity... more

Skillsfree12 November 2014

Paper 1 requires certain skills. Not only must you understand the text(s), but also you have to express your ideas in a well-structured commentary. Like any skill, commentary writing can be perfected... more

Requirementsfree10 November 2014

In Part 4 - Literature: critical study we examine literary texts through a more form-focused lens. This is to say that close reading, textual analysis and critical literacy are at the heart of Part 4.... more