Listed below are the major areas of focus for the coming year. We will be incorporating commentary style analysis, writing, grammar & usage, vocabulary, literary devices, etc. throughout the school year in preparation for the two IB Assessments conducted during the junior year.
1st Semester: Detailed Study of Genres The 1st semester works will be the source of the IB Oral Commentary Assessment (IOC)
1st six weeks Purple Hibiscus (novel; summer reading)
2nd six weeks Dr. Faustus by: Christopher Marlowe (drama)
3rd six weeks The poetry of Carol Ann Duffy
2nd Semester: Elements of Modernism and the Nonfiction Genre The 2nd semester works will be the source of the IB Oral Presentation Assessment (IOP) January IB Individual Oral Commentary (IOC) Practice Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of Surgery by Richard Selzer (Book of Essays)
February IB Individual Oral Commentary (IOC) Assessments The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls (Memoir)
March Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (Nonfiction Novel)
April Preparation for IB Individual Oral Presentations (IOP) IB Individual Oral Presentation (IOP) Assessments
May Study of short nonfiction with emphasis on the comparative paper Final Exams
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