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The site offers an engaging and imaginative approach to IB English - clear and informative it would be of use to both new and experienced teachers alike.

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An excellent and invaluable site that will make the teaching of IB Literature both fun and engaging for students and teachers. The quality and quantity of material, tips and resources is impressive.

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I was very impressed with the site. It is very user friendly, gives students (and teachers) easy access to excellent resources. I also enjoyed the opportunity to be able to check my marks (and my students peer marking) for tasks against IB criteria and...

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  • 25 Mar David White
    Part 1: Works in Translation
    Hi Brian. Your Ib Coordinator should be able to guide you re: formatting coursework but this is what it says in the IB's 'Assessment Procedures': "Use of fonts such as Arial, minimum font size 11 (where the language/script supports it) Single...
  • 24 Mar Brian Bodell
    Part 1: Works in Translation
    Can I ask about the formatting of a Written Assignment submission and predictive marks. 1. What layout and format should the essay adopt (e.g. 12pt Arial, title page, double spaced etc.)? 2. All papers require a predictive mark for submission...
  • 23 Mar David White
    Tone and register
    Of course she is - thanks again, Anne, all corrected now! Glad you find the materials useful!
  • Thanks Anne. Corrected now!
  • Typo in 1. Pre-reading notes? What exceptions do you have of it? do you mean expectations?
  • 23 Mar Anne de la Paz
    Tone and register
    Heads up. In the voice category above, there is a typo. Scout Finch is the first-person narrator of the novel, not Atticus. Thank you for all these materials!! They are so useful
  • 21 Mar Mark Beverley
    Marking the Written Assignment
    Hi Sian: probably, especially if these facts were not particularly well known. I'd advise not referring to many, however, given that the focus is on literary elements.
  • 21 Mar Sian Davies
    Marking the Written Assignment
    Hello both. If students are referencing contextual facts (not focusing on, but referring to) in their WT, do they need to include a source list and bibliography for this information?
  • 20 Mar RACHELLE DOWNEY
    Overview of the new course
    Mark, Thank you so much!
  • 20 Mar Mark Beverley
    Overview of the new course
    Hello Rachelle: I have double checked this because I didn't want to give the wrong advice, but this comes from the upper echelons of the IB: Guidelines for choosing works from the PRLs: Any author on the Prescribed reading list can be read...
  • 19 Mar RACHELLE DOWNEY
    Overview of the new course
    Hello, Looking at the PRL--can you clarify the following: Will be allowed to teach anything by the author as long as they are on the list? Or, are we only allowed to teach the literary form of the author that is provided in the PRL? For example--I...
  • Thanks for your thoughts, David. Yes, that is what I've had in mind as well.