Choice of Topic You may choose a topic that reflects your personal interest. Your topic may be based on the aspect or aspects of the works studied (The Scarlet Letter, Frankenstein, Macbeth): Cultural setting of the work(s) and related issues Thematic focus Characterization Techniques and style Authors attitude to particular elements of the works such as character(s) and subject matter Interpretation of particular elements from different perspectives.
Structured Discussion Class discussions where a candidate has been given special responsibilities (advance preparation, particular topics, a short report, a provocative position). The whole class may participate, but only the student will be assessed. The presentation of material lending itself to discussion within the class, such as the offering of two opposing readings of a work (the presenter will take questions from the audience).
Possible activities Oral Exposes can be: An introduction to a writer, a work or particular text. An explanation of a particular aspect of an authors work. The setting of a particular writers work against another body of material, such as details on social backgrounds or political views. A commentary on a particular symbol, image, idea in one text of the writer's work.
Possible activities continued A comparison of two passages, two characters, or two works. A commentary on an extract from work you have studied in class which has been prepared at home.
Focus on the presentation Knowledge and understanding of the works. Thorough appreciation of the aspect discussed. Knowledge and use of linguistic register appropriate for the type of presentation, which means being sensitive to your use of elements such as vocabulary, tone sentence structure, and modes of expression, ensuring that they are appropriate to the task
Structure of the presentation Depending on the type of presentation will depend on the structure. There should be a logical, coherent approach to your presentation.
Preparation on the presentation Select appropriate material for your presentation Organize the material into a coherent structure Choose and rehearse the appropriate register for your presentation
Presentation and Subsequent Discussion (10-15 minutes) Students will do their presentation without any interruption or assistance. Teacher will probe into your topic after the presentation. Teacher must be satisfied on the justification on the candidate's selection of Material used The activity chosen to convey the topic. Linguistic register for the presentation.
Other Oral Activities (optional) The following are examples of oral activities which teachers may consider appropriate for teaching purposes. Although these will not contribute towards the final Internal Assessment marks of candidates, they may provide assistance in helping candidates in their preparations for the Individual Oral Commentary and the Individual Oral Presentation.
Other Oral Activities (optional) Dramatic Presentations A performance of a scene or scenes from a play with a particular focus or interpretation in mind. A poem or section from a novel in dramatic form. A dialogue in the style of a particular playwright. Writing and performing an extra scene for a play or novel. A dramatization of what happens after the end of a play. A performance of a scene from a pre-twentieth-century play in modem language.
Other Oral Activities (optional) Role Play A dialogue between two characters from different works, discussing their contrasting motivations. A dialogue between two characters from the same work who do not meet within the work. A dialogue between two characters from the same work, explaining their behavior. A dialogue between two characters from different texts from different eras, discussing a particular issue. An author interviewed by a candidate. An author interviewed by one of his/her characters. The trial by jury of a character who has committed a crime
Assessment of your presentation A) Knowledge and understanding of the text. B) Interpretation and personal response. C) Presentation D) Use of language
Assessment of your presentation continued In order to achieve a good result you will need to show: Good knowledge and understanding of the content. Thorough knowledge of the appropriate context of the extract or works. A valid and detailed interpretation of the thoughts and feelings expressed in the extract or work(s), including a considered critical response A good awareness and detailed analysis of the effects of the literary features of the extract or work(s).
Assessment of your presentation continued A response supported by relevant references o the extract or works A clear logical structure to the response A focused response presented in a clear, coherent, effective, and convincing manner. Integrated supporting references A clear, varied, and precise use of language using an appropriate register and style, and relevant literary terms.
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