Let's study literature with IT! ideas, projects and tasks.
Let’s study literature with IT!
September 5, 2016.
Presenter: M.-Hélène Fasquel –
American OIB Language and Literature
instructor. Lycée Nelson Mandela,
Guest author: Cyane
Host: Amélie Silvert
Organizer: Jurgen Wagner.
Welcome to this webinar!!!
Let’s focus on you to begin with!
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do you teach?
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OIB Language and Literature
L/L syllabus:13 works
6 hours and a half per week
◦ Traditional study of literature (close reading, essay
writing, commentary practice, debates, discussions,
group/pair work, project-based pedagogy, oral practice,
◦ Guest speakers, webinars, online creative
competitions, projects involving American and French-
◦ But also flipped learning (when most appropriate),
◦ And IT-enhanced classes. 3
Combining 4 essential motivation
Fun and engaging activities,
Learning with one’s peers AND experts.
Concept which allows teachers to share
resources with their pupils and to collaborate
easily with teachers from umpteen countries,
which gives the students an opportunity to study
at their pace, to study differently depending on
their learning styles (different types of resources
which permits them to work in groups and help
each other, build their own learning and go
further than they would have in a traditional class.
For instance… 5
My definition of the flipped classroom
What’s the flipped classroom?
Studying drama and prose
A Streetcar Named
The Great Gatsby
Death of a
Studying 5 texts/videos in
groups of 4 students
maximum (reading and
listening skills) while making
Different documents leads
to information gap in class.
Studying a video (Ted Ed
video for instance) with
varied tasks to complete
Sharing information on a
topic (each group gives a
short talk), the peers ask
Alternately, each group can
write a short article on
Fodey (speaking, writing
Discussing the answers and
debating about the video.
Explaining what was not
You can add your questions on this
A Streetcar Named Desire --
Characterization -- Let’s recap!
Make a mind map/visual/poster or revision
card of Stanley's and Blanche’s worlds.
Use quotes and images from the play that
Share it here!
Explain & provide evidence.
• Tips about making
• More tips
• Poster maker (Canva)
The Great Gatsby -- Let’s recap!
Homework time: Study this Ted Ed
lesson and answer the questions. Jot
Debate time: Let’s discuss your findings and
◦ Do you think characters should be likeable?
◦ Does Gatsby really love Daisy?
◦ To what extent do you think his quest is
The Great Gatsby -- Homework.
Let’s play a game!
You can revise the main facts
on this webpage:
Let’s list the main facts
The Great Gatsby -- Your TED-style
Choose among the following topics!
Pair work or group work (maximum of 4
◦ The American dream in The Great Gatsby
◦ Symbolism and imagery
◦ Quotes (in-depth analysis)
◦ Main themes and topics
◦ Literary context (review) – 4 presentations
◦ Compare and contrast The Great Gatsby with 12
Your TED-style talks
Deliver a TED-style talk!!!
One example to study (about poetry)
One more example to study (about the
danger of a single story)
Hamlet -- Homework -- Active reading
Read Act 1I and write a free response journal
entry on the reading. Rubric. (Some entries will be
collected and graded).
Two columns per page:
◦ in the "Passage" column, record the lines from
the text that you wish to write about,
◦ and in the "Response" column, write your
And now for something (not so)
Projects past, present and
You can add your ideas and projects on this
Creative writing competition
Paper Planes Creative Writing Competition (Animal
Circus by Alix et Mathieu and Devour the pages
Learning more about the media
EF Challenge for High Schools
Last but not least: Partnership with Eric
Price, American award-winning fantasy
◦ Reading the first 2 chapters of Unveiling the Wizard’s
◦ Analyzing Eric’s style, the characters’ psychology,
personalities, in order to be able to write the next
◦ 2 Skype interviews;
◦ Reading the various documents shared on Padlet,
◦ Reading their friends’ chapters;
◦ Publishing the new chapters on Eric’s author’s website
in order to start a competition ;
◦ Webinar with Eric, Katie Carroll, and Kai Strand
(discussion of the creative process);
◦ Webinar with 3 French-speaking authors: Nathalie
Bagadey, Cyane and Sophie G. Winner who discussed
the creative process.
Eric Price project (Since
◦ Reading Cyane’s novel,
Les Enfants de Calliope,
about the environment,
◦ Writing a summary of
one chapter (group
◦ Sharing it with a
McKay, University of
Leeds, in order to help
him work with Cyane
Cyane – upcoming project
Upcoming eTwinning project
eTwinning project involving 4 schools (British and
American International Sections) with Chris Segond,
Debra and Heather Bainbridge.
Building Bridges: From 3e Inter to 2nde OIB
In this project, four international sections will come
together to build links. This project focuses on the
difficult steps of transitioning from a 3e
International Section (British, in our case) to a
2nde OIB section (one American, one British in this
project). We will ask our students to talk about their
fears and expectations, to give each other good
advice for preparing for the 'next step', and
discussing reading and the reading process, an
essential part of the work we do in the section. 20
Upcoming project: Literature in the
Author partnership (7 so far)
Skype interviews and analysis of today’s
All the links and slides
You can add your questions on this
On Twitter: @mariehel2
My files on Slideshare.
On Facebook, LinkedIn &
Google+, eTwinning: Marie-Hélène Fasquel
Feel free to contact me! 23
Thank you very much for your
attention and participation!