Something to offer an 'aah' moment in the midst of back to school mania.
It is amazing how quickly the pace ramps up and so
I will help by posting some resources for the most popular Module B courses in coming weeks on my linked page.
Send through any special requests for some of the less popular choices to see if I have anything useful to share.
Survey results highlighted the most popular Advanced and Standard texts for this module, with Mark Haddon's 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' being the most popular for Standard and the poetry of T.S.Eliot and 'Henry IV, Part 1, the favoured options for Advanced. Eliot has been a long-time favourite and Shakespeare's history play is easily switched from the old Module C -People and Politics to a 'critical study'. Teachers are fortunate in the vast array of resources that are available for both options and the film'Good Night and Good Luck' which also works wonderfully as a 'critical study'. We now however must ensure that 'opportunities' are given for students to critically and creatively 'engage' with their texts. I can remember 'Features of a Module B Response', created by Bronwyn Steel and Marilyn Pretortius at a 2009 AIS conference, outlining what was required. Teachers and students found that daunting enough, validating the anxiety about what this first exam will look like, especially for Module B.
In coming weeks, I will uploading some Module B resources and welcome comments about the texts you have chosen and how you are addressing the new syllabus prescriptions. I have attached a useful resource with tips for the skills required for a 'Critical Study of Text'.
Pleased to see that so many teachers are finding the resources I posted for 'The Truman Show' and 'The Happiest Refugee'. This was done to give students some ready to use classroom tools to teach these texts. As requests flooded in from the ETA Teachers page, it was easier to make the resources available on this blog site.
I hope you find them useful. I have always found that both texts have been very popular with students.