Full SoW for 'The World's Wife' by Duffy: IBDP
This is a 185 slide scheme of work for the new English A: L&L IBDP course. There is also an IGCSE SoW here. This unit lasts between 5-6 weeks and covers a variety of different tasks and activities. The main focus is on the collection of poems from ‘The World’s Wife’, however some stand alone non-literary tasks have been included to support the teaching of Paper 1 and the Individual Oral. I have also included extracts from some non-literary bodies of work that you could teach in their entirety if you choose to.
This scheme of work is aimed at introducing pupils to poetry and how to analyse at IBDP level. Pupils cover how to write about the poetry with a comparative focus towards the end of the SoW – this directly links to Paper 2. However, the scheme of work makes use of and refers to: the key concepts, global issues and the areas of exploration. This is so pupils are fully prepared to use this collection for any assessment of their choosing. I have also incorporated several non-literary texts as not only is this good practice for Paper 1 but it also may be something the pupil chooses to use for the IO or the HL essay. All non-literary texts that are used link to the poetry in some way so also help to take ideas and key concepts further as well as supporting alternative and in-depth interpretations of the poetry text.
This scheme of work covers the following areas of teaching and learning:
Use of Paper 2 criteria
Close, group analysis of some chapters
Various types of group discussions
Collaborative learning strategies
Developing skills of analysis and interpretation
Lessons that focus on embedding academic essay writing skills
Guidance for approaching, understanding and analysing both literary and non-literary texts
Paper 1 practice - stand alone non-literary. Various text types used. How to answer guidance.
Focus on applying the areas of exploration
Analysis of: themes, perspective, language, structure, meaning & message
Analysis of poems (modelled, as a group, in pairs, individually)
How to identify and comment on authorial choice
Various homework tasks: reading, research, essay questions
Use of criteria and activities that help pupils to engage with the assessment criteria
How to write a comparative essay
How to write an essay focused on one text
Self and peer assessment
Dual coding is used throughout