This is a comprehensive guide to the Literature programme. It is written to accompany and to empower the individual student throughout the course. It is also an invaluable classroom resource, written with a close and detailed knowledge and understanding of the course from the student, teacher and examiner perspective. The Guide:
- Explains the whole Literature programme logically and lucidly, revealing productive connections between the different parts
- Highlights the areas that students typically find difficult (eg: ‘close’ reading of texts, and essay writing), and demonstrates how to master these in clear, accessible stages
- Defines and illustrates concepts and processes in the programme that are crucial to success but often unclear to students (and teachers)
- Focuses in detail on each assessed component in turn, outlining what each task is, how it is assessed, and how to build the necessary skills for it
- Provides outstanding examples of student work, with a useful analysis of each sample, so that students understand clearly how that level of work is achieved
- Is easy to navigate and follow: chapter sections are thoughtfully organised and sequenced with clear headings; complex processes are made accessible through visuals
- Ensures that students understand and apply what they have learned from each section and chapter, through ‘reflection’ and ‘activity’ boxes that help develop their competence in each task
About the Author
Elizabeth read English at St Hugh’s College Oxford and has taught IB literature for 30 years at St John’s International School Belgium and Hockerill Anglo-European College, UK. She is an experienced examiner and has led numerous workshops for teachers as well as students, resulting in three books on the IB literature programme. She has taught literature at the universities of Kansas, Northwestern and Georgetown in the US, at several universities in Japan, and in secondary schools in Nigeria.
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