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khenson | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted November 15, 2008 at 11:18 AM via web

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Junior Year Assessment - Example Layout

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IB Assessments for English 

Junior Year:  

Two World Literature Papers: The first world literature paper of 1,000 – 1,500 words is a comparison between two works of world literature studied in class and due in the fall of the junior year. The second world literature paper, also between 1,000 and 1,500 words, is an analysis of at least one world literature selection studied in class.  Students have three choices:  a comparison of two works, a creative writing piece such as a poem or play, or a written commentary on a passage selected by the student and approved by the teacher.  This paper is due in the spring of the junior year.        

Important note: For both world literature assignments the teacher must pre-approve the topic, and there can be no duplication of topics or duplication of previous English assignments. 

Oral Presentation: This oral assessment is administered in the spring of the junior year.  Students prepare a ten to fifteen minute oral literary analysis of prescribed literature.  Creativity is encouraged; for example, the major themes in Death of a Salesman may be dramatized into a sitcom format. 

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Posted November 20, 2008 at 3:27 PM (Answer #3)

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Junior Year Assessment - Example Layout

Language A1-HL (English):

  

IB Assessments for English 

Junior Year:  

Two World Literature Papers: The first world literature paper of 1,000 – 1,500 words is a comparison between two works of world literature studied in class and due in the fall of the junior year. The second world literature paper, also between 1,000 and 1,500 words, is an analysis of at least one world literature selection studied in class.  Students have three choices:  a comparison of two works, a creative writing piece such as a poem or play, or a written commentary on a passage selected by the student and approved by the teacher.  This paper is due in the spring of the junior year.        

Important note: For both world literature assignments the teacher must pre-approve the topic, and there can be no duplication of topics or duplication of previous English assignments. 

Oral Presentation: This oral assessment is administered in the spring of the junior year.  Students prepare a ten to fifteen minute oral literary analysis of prescribed literature.  Creativity is encouraged; for example, the major themes in Death of a Salesman may be dramatized into a sitcom format. 

I this this sort of assessment shows the benefits of the IB program. I did the IB diploma in high school and loved it. I think the lessons my teachers have taught me are with me to this day and helped me become a good student in college and a good teacher. I wish we expected this level of work from students everywhere. In Arizona, where I teach, sometimes it seems like schools have lowered their expectations of students.

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khenson | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted June 13, 2010 at 11:29 AM (Answer #4)

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Example English IB HL/SL Syllabus

Part 1: World Literature –Criminal Impetus

The Stranger (Algeria)

Perfume (Germany)

Crime and Punishment (Russia)

 

Part 2: Detailed Study  -Familial Estrangement

Hamlet (HL only)

Julius Caesar

James Joyce, Dubliners (HL only)

Sylvia Plath, William Blake, Les Murray –selected poems (HL 15-20 poems; SL 12-15 poems)

 

Part 3: Groups of Works –Dystopian Lit

1984

The Handmaid’s Tale (HL only)

The Beautyful Ones are not yet Born (Ghana)

Untouchable

 

Part 4: School’s Free Choice –Disillusionment with Reality

Death of a Salesman (HL only)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (Nonfiction)

Like Water for Chocolate (Mexico)

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