• English A: Language and literature

    English A: Language and literature

    We can come in to your school for a one or two day workshop on English A: Language and literature. View the sample agendas below.

    Sample Agenda 2-day workshop

    DAY 1
    08:45 - 09:00 Welcome coffee and introduction
    09:00 - 10:00 Introductions and the new guide
    Ice-breaker activities, introductions to the new guide, why we teach textual analysis 
    10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
    10:30 - 12:00 Individual oral 
    Listen to sample individual orals, backward planning, student preparation, the outline
    12:00 - 13:00 Lunch 
    13:00 - 14:30 Learner portfolios 
    Organising learner portfolios, defining and unpacking ‘global issues’, building thematic units 
    14:30 - 14:45 Coffee break
    14:45 - 17:00 Paper 1: Guided textual analysis
    Student samples SL/HL, unpacking the assessment criteria, skill-building activities

    DAY 2
    08:30 - 10:00 HL Essay
    The ‘line of inquiry’, paragraphing, thesis statements, research skills
    10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
    10:30 - 12:00 Paper 2: Comparative essay
    Unpacking exam questions, comparative analysis, PEACE ACT, using connectives and signposts
    12:00 - 13:00 Lunch 
    13:00 - 14:30 Teaching literature
    Engaging with literary texts in a meaningful way
    14:30 - 14:45 Coffee break
    14:45 - 17:00 Making your course meaningful
    Assessment, portfolios, parts, topics, guiding questions, key concepts, approaches to teaching and learning, units planners and timelines