3Junior YearLet’s start with what you’ve already done as a little review.
4Part 4 – School’s Free Choice Four works (three Language A - Catcher, Slaughterhouse, Cuckoo’s Nest - and one world lit - The Stranger)Junior year - first semesterIB Assessment = Individual Oral Presentation (IOP) (15 minutes, during class)The IOP counts as 15% of your IB score for English.You already did this! Yay!!
5Part 2 – Detailed Study You’re done with this, too! Hooray! Four Language A1 worksProse (Gatsby)Poetry (Dickinson and Plath)Drama (Hamlet)Prose nonfiction (Caged Bird)Junior year – second semesterIB Assessment = Individual Oral Commentary (IOC) (15 minutes, one-on-one with teacher)IOC = 15% of IB gradeYou’re done with this, too! Hooray!
6Senior Year On to the new parts you’ll be doing this year!!! I know you’re excited!
7Part 1 – World Literature Three world lit works (Chronicle, Candide, A Doll’s House)IB Assessment = two world lit papers (1,000-1,500 words each)WL1 = Comparison paperWL2 = Comparative study, creative, or detailed study
8Part 1 - World Literature Let’s look at the WL assessments a little more closely.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.
9WL 1 I still don’t 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.?).
10WL 1 What works can I use for this comparison paper? You can use Chronicle, Candide, and A Doll’s House, but remember, I recommend only using two of these.
11WL 1 Why only use two of the three works? Once you use a WL work for WL 1, you CANNOT use it for WL 2.Each student must have a different topic. That’s hard to do when people start using three works.It’s hard to go into detail when talking about three works words is not that long (think 3-5 pages, double spaced).
12WL 2 You have three options for this paper. Comparative study - This is like WL 1, but with different booksCreative assignment - Think IOP, but written and only on 1 or 2 worksDetailed study - A formal essay, analysis of a key passage, or commentary on an extract (Think IOC, but written)
13WL 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.Don’t worry - we’ll talk more about this when we get closer to this point.
14WL 1 and WL 2 How much do these count towards my IB grade? Each WL paper counts for 10%.Part One of the course makes up 20% of your IB grade.
15Part 3 – Groups of WorksFour 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, 1984IB Assessment = two written exams (May, 2009)Paper 1 = Unseen commentaryPaper 2 = Analysis of work you’ve studied from this part
16Part 3 How much are these exam papers worth? Together, the two papers are worth 50% of your IB grade.You need to take them seriously.We’ll be doing lots of practice with annotating passages for Paper 1 and we’ll use lit logs to help with Paper 2.We’ll focus more on Part 3 when we’re done with WL 1 and WL 2!
17Yikes! I know you’re 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.Take all assignments seriously and complete them. We designed them to help you not only for IB, but for college.
18Classroom Activities Class discussion Lit logs Group projects Large groupSmall groupLit logsFocus on personal literary response to techniqueGroup projectsIndividual projectsColor coding and other annotation techniques
19Major Skills to be Developed ComparisonConstantly look for links between worksHone writing skills to develop a smooth, coherent comparative essay (avoid writing two mini essays)Commentary (written and oral)Take notes in your books (sticky notes if you don’t have your own copies)Look at technique and its effect on the audienceGet past summarizing
20Technique, Technique, Technique! 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 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.
21Technique, Technique, Technique! Literary devices collectively comprise the art form’s 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.
22Should You Worry?No!Everything you’ve done in English class at BTHS so far has built up to thisWe’d still be doing the same thing even if we weren’t in the IB ProgrammeYou’re going to do a fabulous job!