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1 Written Assignment: the four stages Part 1: Works in Translation
2 SL & HL: assignment of 1,200-1,500 words Based on a work studied in Part 1 of the courseAssessed externallyWeighting 25%Includes reflection on an interactive oralSome writing is completed during supervised class timeNB: if the word limit is exceeded, the assessment of the reflective statement will be based on the first 400 words and the assessment of the essay on the first 1,500 words
3 Academic HonestyTeachers must ensure that all students understand the significance of concepts relating to academic honesty, especially authenticity and intellectual property.Teachers can give advice to students on a first draft of the task.First draft must not be annotated or edited by the teacher.After making general comments on the first draft, teachers should not provide further assistance.
4 Authenticity checksThe student’s supervised writing from which the topic has been generatedThe first draft of the written workThe references citedThe style of writing compared with work known to be that of the studentSigned coversheets to certify authenticity
5 Goal, Process and Assessment Goal: to produce an analytical, literary essay on a topic generated by the student and developed from one of the pieces of supervised writingProcess: four-stage process consisting of both oral and written tasksAssessment: a combined mark out of 25, based on five assessment criteria (A-E)Same criteria for SL and HL
6 Four stages Stage 1 Interactive oral Stage 1 Reflective statement Stage 3 Supervised writingStage 4 The essay
7 Stage 1: the interactive oral For each work, at least one focused class discussion in which all students and the teacher participateSuggested time: minutes (minimum 30 min)Each student takes responsibility for initiating part of the discussion in at least one of the interactive oralsIn what ways do time and place matter to this work?Challenges relating to social and cultural contextConnections between the work and student’s own culture and experienceInteresting aspects in the work
8 Teaching Culture and Context How would you teach cultural context for a particular text?Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and other Stories – Erlkönig – GoethePages in Brussels workbook (shared area)
9 Stage 2: the reflective statement Completed as soon as possible following the interactive oralEach student writes a reflection ( words, preferably typed) on each interactive oralReflective statement is submitted (electronically) for assessment, together with the essayPrompting question: How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral?
10 Assessment of reflective statement See p 40 in Language A: Literature GuideP in workbook
11 Stage 3: supervised writing Intended as a springboard to elicit & develop ideasWritten during class time, after each work studiedStudents may use texts and notes; no InternetRecommended time: minutesWriting should be in continuous proseWriting is collected at end of lesson and kept on fileTeacher provides 3-4 prompts for each workStudents must not be allowed to prepare beforehandPrompts should encourage independent critical writing
12 Informal assessment, supervised writing P in Guide – see Prompts on p 31P in workbook
13 Sample prompt leading to essay title Prompt: In what ways are the voices of history and tradition present in the work?Work: Faust by J.W. GoetheEssay Title: ...Prompt: How does the writer convey the protagonist’s thoughts and feelings?Work: Hunger by Knut HamsunEssay Title: ...
14 Stage 4: production of the essay 1,200-1,500 word essayFocus on a literary aspect of one workEssay is developed from one of the pieces of supervised writingTeacher provides guidance on the development of the topic for the essayStudents are encouraged to formulate their own title and to develop the chosen prompt in an independent direction
15 Assessment and Workbook P of Guide for assessment criteriaInteractive oral – culture and context - James DavidWorkbook:Reflective statements: p 53-54Writing prompts: p , 46-52Essay: p