Need Jane Eyre Essay

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BLACKBOARD
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COURSE DESCRIPTION
The IB English Language A Literature course is the first of a two-year course that fulfills the Group 1 requirements of the IB Diploma as well as the requirements of the Program of Studies for the State of Virginia and Fairfax County Public Schools. Students will focus on the study of language and literature according to IB English Language A Literature guidelines while they develop their creative and critical thinking abilities, improve their language skills and gain knowledge. As a two-year course, the formal IB testing occurs at the end of the second year (12th grade).

The first year focuses on building literary analysis and foundations of oral and written communication. The IB prescribed readings are divided into four parts which are taught at AHS as follows: IB English A1 -- 11th grade IB English A2 --12th grade Part 1 Works in Translation Part 2 Detailed Study Part 4 Textual Options Part 3 Literary Genres

The English Language A Literature curriculum is international in scope, employing works from many different countries. In addition to the core works studied, supplemental works are used to enrich global understanding. Supplemental class activities often involve cultural, historical, political, scientific, musical, and artistic research.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
International Baccalaureate Language A Literature students will be expected to:

• demonstrate an ability to engage in independent literary criticism, which reveals a personal response to literature
• demonstrate an ability to express ideas with clarity, coherence, conciseness, precision, fluency and with attention to the audience in both written and oral communication
• demonstrate a command of the language appropriate for the study of literature and a discriminating appreciation of the need for an effective choice of register and style in both written and oral communication
• demonstrate a sound approach to literature through consideration of the works studied demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the individual works and of the relationships between groups of works studied
• demonstrate an appreciation of the similarities and differences between literary works from different ages and cultures
• demonstrate an ability to engage in independent textual commentary on both familiar and unfamiliar pieces of writing
• demonstrate a wide-ranging appreciation of structure, technique and style as employed by authors, and of their effects on the reader
• demonstrate an ability to structure ideas and arguments, both orally and in writing, in a logical, sustained and persuasive way, and to support them with precise and relevant examples

LITERATURE SELECTIONS
Theme for Year One: Perspective(s)
Note: there are no alternative texts for the IB curriculum

PART FOUR: SCHOOL FREE CHOICE (11th Grade Fall)
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (9780393975420)
Charlotte Brontë and Amy Corzine, et.al, Jane Eyre The Graphic Novel (9781906332471)
Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea (9780393960129)
Kate Summerscale, The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective (9780802717429)
PART ONE: WORKS IN TRANSLATION (11th Grade Spring)
Naguib Mahfouz, Thief and the Dogs (9780385264624)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Chronicle of a Death Foretold (9781400034710)
*Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House (9780486270623)

*subject to change

This year we will read a variety of texts including novels and book-length nonfiction. As a class, we will read books that meet our course objectives and provide us with the…