Schedule of Lessons and Activities, 1st Sem 2011-2012 (SL)

21 06 2011

Unit I. COMMENTARY WRITING (3 cycles)

  1. Commentary vs. Essay
  2. Close-reading

Activities: practice writing, close-reading, informal Individual Oral Presentation (IOP)

Assessments: Creative Output (CO) #1

 

Unit II. POETRY (6 cycles)

  1. Review of Elements of Poetry
  2.  Discussion of poems from 16th to 21st Century

Activities: practice writing, close-reading, poetry circles, film showing: “Dead Poets Society”

Assessments: Unseen Written Commentary #1 (UWC), CO #2

 

Unit III. Selected Poems of SYLVIA PLATH & TED HUGHES (6 cycles)

  1. Research on 20th Century Poetry and Modernism
  2. Discussion of poems

Activities: poetry circles, close-reading, poetry circles, film showing: “Sylvia”

Assessments: Unseen Oral Commentary (UOC), CO #3

 

UNIT IV. “MACBETH” by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (6 cycles)

  1. Research on Elizabethan Theatre and Influences of Shakespeare to Modern Literature
  2. Discussion with elocution of lines

Activities: dramatic reading, close-reading, Socratic circles, film showing: “Macbeth”

Assessments: UWC #2, CO #4

 

 

FINAL EXAM: IB OFFICIAL INDIVIDUAL ORAL COMMENTARY (IOC) on Part 2 texts

 

 

GRADING SYSTEM (Xavier School report card grade)

 

IB Official IOC (final grade) – 50%

Unseen Written Commentary – 40%

CO – 10%

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