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  • English A: Language and Literature Workshop

    Workshop Leader: Marguerita Wilson

    International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

    What is Language and Literature?This course is not just a language acquisition course, it is more complex than that.

    As a Group One subject it is based upon our understanding of how texts are constructed, for what purpose and which audience. In addition, how do our cultural values and context effect the way we respond and interpret texts.Page *

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    International mindedness in this subjectHow can we become more responsive to internationalism in our study of this course?First by considering our cohort and their background context

    Second by choosing texts that will challenge their understanding of their own context and that of other cultures

    Third by focusing on intercultural elements in the texts we studyPage *

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    Critical Literacy: what is it, how do we use it?

    Cultural practices: what are they how do they shape our responses to texts?

    To present students with skills such as textual analysis, and the understanding that all texts whether literary or non literary can be autonomous yet related to culturally determined reading practices p.5What is the focus of this course?

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    How is the readers position in relation to a text determined?

    What are the contextual factors that effect our response to a text?

    Do you agree that all texts challenge or confirm our values?

    How do culture and hegemonic beliefs control our responses?

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    Culture

    Cultural Beliefs:

    How do these effect your response to a text?

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    HegemonyHow does hegemony control our response?

    Do hegemonic beliefs vary from culture to culture and from time to time?

    Which texts support the dominant hegemony?

    Which text challenge it?

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    IB Learner ProfileRead through the Learner Profile document in your workbook

    In groups consider how characters from texts display the Learner Profile attributes for example:Hamlet was he a risk taker?Iago was he principled?Othello was he a problem solver?Consider two texts and the major characters how do they fit into the Learner Profile?

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    How to Structure or Plan the Course?Schools can structure the course as they see fit:Part 1 and 4 followed by 2 and 3 ORPart 1 and 2 followed by 3 and 4 ORHolisticallyHolistically means to weave the literary texts throughout each part of the course and revise them for their specific assessments e.g.Macbeth as a Part 3 text could be taught in Part 1 when discussing Language and PowerPage *

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    Part One: Language and Culture:

    A wide range of texts both fiction and non-fiction. The texts can be extracts or whole texts Literary and non Literary, Print and or VisualAssessments linked to this section: A written task SL and HLA further oral activityPaper 1, textual analysis - comparative at HL, the skills assessed in paper 1 are relevant to the entire course.)

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    Part One:Page *The three learning outcomes for this section of the course:

    Analyse how audience and purpose affect the structure and content of texts.

    Analyse the impact of language changes.

    Demonstrate an awareness of how language and meaning are shaped by culture and context

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    OCC/PLA/PLTIB AcronymsOnline Curriculum Centre

    Prescribed list of Authors

    Prescribed Literature in translation: Note neither texts nor authors can be repeated in Part 3 & 4

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    teachers should aim to illustrate... the meaning of texts is rarely fixed but is instead shifting and fluid, constantly affected by the impact of language change and the specific cultural contexts in which texts are produced and received.

    Encourage students to develop an awareness of the fact..choices are made and that they have consequences and an impact in the social worldtexts and their meaning, then, need to be understood as problematic rather than natural. Page *

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    If we look at these areas for study:Language and power Language and gender Language in translation Language history and evolution Language and social relations

    Assessment focus for Part OnePaper 1 (practice) Further oral (potentially summative) Written task 1 (potentially summative) (HL: Written task 2potentially summative)Page *

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    Part Two: Language and Mass CommunicationA wide range of print and non-print texts including, films, documentaries, fiction, advertising, internet,radio etc Assessments linked to this section: A written task both SL andHLA further oral activityPaper one practise

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    Part 2 Learning OutcomesExamine different forms of communication within the media.Show an awareness of the potential for educational, political or ideological influence of the media. Show the way mass media use language and image to inform, persuade or entertainPage *

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    Develop skills of close analysis and analytical connection Recognize importance of contexts of writing/receiving Encourage appreciation of formal, stylistic and aesthetic qualities of texts Develop understanding of the impact of language, culture and context on the construction of meaning Encourage critical appreciation of interactions between text, audience and purpose Develop students oral/written powers of expression Study texts from different periods, styles and genres Encourage appreciation of perspectives from other cultures

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    Language and political campaign Media and violence Media and Stereotypes/Gender)Media and Language and the stateText TypesPresentation (and oral presentation skills) Essayanalytical and persuasive (HL:comparative essay) Novel, Drama (film text) News report, Blog EditorialMemoir Opinion column InstructionsPage *

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    Part Three: Literature, Texts in ContextTexts in their cultural, historical, political context are the focus of this section. Please add suggestions for texts and resources or formative activities and strategies. SL 2 texts one from PLA one from PLT HL 3 texts from PLA one from PLT, one from elsewhere may be in translation (Note that in parts 3 and 4 both SL and HL texts must cover at least 2 genres, 2 places, 2 periods for example you could do drama in part 3 and prose and /or poetry in part 4)Page *

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    Paper 1 and 2 (practice) Individual oral (practice) Written task 1 (potentially summative) (HL: Written task 2 critical responsepotentially summative may be part of this section)

    In general, students should be made aware of the importance and influence of context when studying any work.

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    Part 3 Learning OutcomesConsider the changing historical, cultural and social contexts in which particular texts are written and received.

    Demonstrate how the formal elements of the text, genre and structure can not only be seen to influence meaning but can also be influenced by context

    Understand the attitudes and values expressed by literary texts and their impact on readersPage *

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    Part 3Standard level: At SL students study two literary texts. One text must be taken from the PLT listOne text can be chosen freely from the PLA or elsewhereand must written in the language A studied

    Higher level: At HL students study three literary texts.One text must be taken from the PLT list One text must be from the PLA for the language A studied One text can be chosen freelyfrom the PLA, the PLT list or elsewhereand may be in translationPage *

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    Specifically, students should be given the opportunity to prepare for paper 2, an assessment that incorporates the part 3 texts and constitutes a large part of their overall mark for the course.

    Students will be asked to consider not only the social issues inherent in a text (such as gender issues, political issues, conflicts between the individual and society), but also the ways in which the literary devices at work (such as narrative structure, elements of style) could be influencing the meaning of the text..

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    The paper 2 questions, which are the same for both standard and higher level,students are free to either compare or contrast their texts, in terms of the questions asked,

    Consider the changing historical, cultural and social contexts in which particular texts are written and received.Demonstrate how the formal elements of the text, genre, and structure can not only be seen to influence meaning but can also be influenced by context.Understand the attitudes and values expressed by literary texts and their impact on readers.Page *

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    Part Four: Literature, A Critical StudyThis section is both a detailed study and focused textual analysis The assessme

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