IB English A: Language & Literature: Planning

Most teachers are, one way or another, rather new to teaching Language and Literature. Even teachers who have taught (the old) A1 and/or A2 syllabuses, or have now taught Language and Literature for a couple of years will have had to modify something about their teaching to accommodate to the structure and demands of the course. Language and Literature can be taught and organized in many ways. Of course, there are...

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Margaret Das 24 July 2017 - 17:31

Hi Tim, When you say Students own texts, do you mean that every student chooses a text and there is no common text that the class does? OR is this for the free choice only that each chooses an individual text? If so, what an interesting concept.
Thank you

Tim Pruzinsky 25 July 2017 - 15:12

Hi Margaret,

It refers to independent reading texts. There is a belief out there that many of us prescribe to that students should be free to read what interests them, in addition to the required texts by the IB.

This doesn't mean that they have to do serious academic work with these independent reading texts. They could just read it with no work attached, similar to what I do when I read a novel. That week just means that we want students to be lifelong readers and this helps to promote that habit in the teens we teach.

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