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1 IB English HL: Year Two Biotechnology High School An IB World School

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3 Junior Year Lets start with what youve already done as a little review. Lets start with what youve already done as a little review.

4 Part 4 – Schools Free Choice Four works (three Language A - Catcher, Slaughterhouse, Cuckoos Nest - and one world lit - The Stranger ) Four works (three Language A - Catcher, Slaughterhouse, Cuckoos Nest - and one world lit - The Stranger ) Junior year - first semester Junior year - first semester IB Assessment = Individual Oral Presentation (IOP) (15 minutes, during class) IB Assessment = Individual Oral Presentation (IOP) (15 minutes, during class) The IOP counts as 15% of your IB score for English. The IOP counts as 15% of your IB score for English. You already did this! Yay!! You already did this! Yay!!

5 Part 2 – Detailed Study Four Language A1 works Four Language A1 works Prose ( Gatsby ) Prose ( Gatsby ) Poetry (Dickinson and Plath) Poetry (Dickinson and Plath) Drama ( Hamlet ) Drama ( Hamlet ) Prose nonfiction ( Caged Bird ) Prose nonfiction ( Caged Bird ) Junior year – second semester Junior year – second semester IB Assessment = Individual Oral Commentary (IOC) (15 minutes, one-on-one with teacher) IB Assessment = Individual Oral Commentary (IOC) (15 minutes, one-on-one with teacher) IOC = 15% of IB grade IOC = 15% of IB grade Youre done with this, too! Hooray! Youre done with this, too! Hooray!

6 Senior Year On to the new parts youll be doing this year!!! On to the new parts youll be doing this year!!! I know youre excited! I know youre excited!

7 Part 1 – World Literature Three world lit works ( Chronicle, Candide, A Dolls House ) Three world lit works ( Chronicle, Candide, A Dolls House ) IB Assessment = two world lit papers (1,000-1,500 words each) IB Assessment = two world lit papers (1,000-1,500 words each) WL1 = Comparison paper WL1 = Comparison paper WL2 = Comparative study, creative, or detailed study WL2 = Comparative study, creative, or detailed study

8 Part 1 - World Literature Lets look at the WL assessments a little more closely. Lets look at the WL assessments a little more closely. WL 1 is a comparative study. What the heck does that mean? WL 1 is a comparative study. What the heck does that mean? It means you will need to compare literary aspects common to works studied in Part 1. It means you will need to compare literary aspects common to works studied in Part 1.

9 WL 1 I still dont get it… what am I comparing? I still dont get it… what am I comparing? An example would be looking at how the authors use food to develop characterization (eating habits and food choices - what is the author saying about the character by describing what he eats, how much he eats, when he eats, with whom he eats, etc.?). An example would be looking at how the authors use food to develop characterization (eating habits and food choices - what is the author saying about the character by describing what he eats, how much he eats, when he eats, with whom he eats, etc.?).

10 WL 1 What works can I use for this comparison paper? What works can I use for this comparison paper? You can use Chronicle, Candide, and A Dolls House, but remember, I recommend only using two of these. You can use Chronicle, Candide, and A Dolls House, but remember, I recommend only using two of these.

11 WL 1 Why only use two of the three works? Why only use two of the three works? Once you use a WL work for WL 1, you CANNOT use it for WL 2. Once you use a WL work for WL 1, you CANNOT use it for WL 2. Each student must have a different topic. Thats hard to do when people start using three works. Each student must have a different topic. Thats hard to do when people start using three works. Its hard to go into detail when talking about three works words is not that long (think 3-5 pages, double spaced). Its hard to go into detail when talking about three works words is not that long (think 3-5 pages, double spaced).

12 WL 2 You have three options for this paper. You have three options for this paper. Comparative study - This is like WL 1, but with different books Comparative study - This is like WL 1, but with different books Creative assignment - Think IOP, but written and only on 1 or 2 works Creative assignment - Think IOP, but written and only on 1 or 2 works Detailed study - A formal essay, analysis of a key passage, or commentary on an extract (Think IOC, but written) Detailed study - A formal essay, analysis of a key passage, or commentary on an extract (Think IOC, but written)

13 WL 2 What works can I use for WL 2? What works can I use for WL 2? A work you did not use for WL 1, The Metamorphosis, or The Stranger - and in some cases you can use works from last year or Part 3, too. A work you did not use for WL 1, The Metamorphosis, or The Stranger - and in some cases you can use works from last year or Part 3, too. Dont worry - well talk more about this when we get closer to this point. Dont worry - well talk more about this when we get closer to this point.

14 WL 1 and WL 2 How much do these count towards my IB grade? How much do these count towards my IB grade? Each WL paper counts for 10%. Each WL paper counts for 10%. Part One of the course makes up 20% of your IB grade. Part One of the course makes up 20% of your IB grade.

15 Part 3 – Groups of Works Four works – all of the same genre (the novel is the genre we have chosen for BTHS) Four works – all of the same genre (the novel is the genre we have chosen for BTHS) The Metamorphosis, A Passage to India, The Color Purple, 1984 The Metamorphosis, A Passage to India, The Color Purple, 1984 IB Assessment = two written exams (May, 2009) IB Assessment = two written exams (May, 2009) Paper 1 = Unseen commentary Paper 1 = Unseen commentary Paper 2 = Analysis of work youve studied from this part Paper 2 = Analysis of work youve studied from this part

16 Part 3 How much are these exam papers worth? How much are these exam papers worth? Together, the two papers are worth 50% of your IB grade. Together, the two papers are worth 50% of your IB grade. You need to take them seriously. You need to take them seriously. Well be doing lots of practice with annotating passages for Paper 1 and well use lit logs to help with Paper 2. Well be doing lots of practice with annotating passages for Paper 1 and well use lit logs to help with Paper 2. Well focus more on Part 3 when were done with WL 1 and WL 2! Well focus more on Part 3 when were done with WL 1 and WL 2!

17 Yikes! I know youre probably intimidated right now. I know youre probably intimidated right now. Keep in mind that both Ms. Lamp and I have worked lots of practice into both years of this IB course. Keep in mind that both Ms. Lamp and I have worked lots of practice into both years of this IB course. Take all assignments seriously and complete them. We designed them to help you not only for IB, but for college. Take all assignments seriously and complete them. We designed them to help you not only for IB, but for college.

18 Classroom Activities Class discussion Class discussion Large group Large group Small group Small group Lit logs Lit logs Focus on personal literary response to technique Focus on personal literary response to technique Group projects Group projects Individual projects Individual projects Color coding and other annotation techniques Color coding and other annotation techniques

19 Major Skills to be Developed Comparison Comparison Constantly look for links between works Constantly look for links between works Hone writing skills to develop a smooth, coherent comparative essay (avoid writing two mini essays) Hone writing skills to develop a smooth, coherent comparative essay (avoid writing two mini essays) Commentary (written and oral) Commentary (written and oral) Take notes in your books (sticky notes if you dont have your own copies) Take notes in your books (sticky notes if you dont have your own copies) Look at technique and its effect on the audience Look at technique and its effect on the audience Get past summarizing Get past summarizing

20 Technique, Technique, Technique! A literary technique or literary device is an identifiable rule of thumb, convention or structure that is employed in literature and storytelling. A literary technique or literary device is an identifiable rule of thumb, convention or structure that is employed in literature and storytelling. Literary techniques are important aspects of an author's style, which is one of the five elements of fiction, along with character, plot, setting and theme. Literary techniques are important aspects of an author's style, which is one of the five elements of fiction, along with character, plot, setting and theme. Literary devices refer to specific aspects of literature, in the sense of its universal function as an art form which expresses ideas through language, which we can recognize, identify, interpret and/or analyze. Literary devices refer to specific aspects of literature, in the sense of its universal function as an art form which expresses ideas through language, which we can recognize, identify, interpret and/or analyze.

21 Technique, Technique, Technique! Literary devices collectively comprise the art forms components; the means by which authors create meaning through language, and by which readers gain understanding of and appreciation for their works. They also provide a conceptual framework for comparing individual literary works to others, both within and across genres. Both literary elements and literary techniques can rightly be called literary devices. Literary devices collectively comprise the art forms components; the means by which authors create meaning through language, and by which readers gain understanding of and appreciation for their works. They also provide a conceptual framework for comparing individual literary works to others, both within and across genres. Both literary elements and literary techniques can rightly be called literary devices.

22 Should You Worry? No! No! Everything youve done in English class at BTHS so far has built up to this Everything youve done in English class at BTHS so far has built up to this Wed still be doing the same thing even if we werent in the IB Programme Wed still be doing the same thing even if we werent in the IB Programme Youre going to do a fabulous job! Youre going to do a fabulous job!


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