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Oib lit projects

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Some of the projects I will set up this school year.

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Oib lit projects

  1. 1. American OIB section lit. projects 10th grade class 2016-2017 Lycée International Nelson Mandela, Nantes.
  2. 2. OIB Language and Literature  International option  L/L syllabus:13 works  6 hours and a half per week  Includes: ◦ Traditional study of literature (close reading, essay writing, commentary practice, debates, discussions, group/pair work, project-based pedagogy, oral practice, presentations,…) ◦ Guest speakers, webinars, online creative competitions, projects involving American and French- speaking authors,…), New Zealand and American teaching assistants, British trainee… ◦ But also flipped learning (when most appropriate), ◦ And IT-enhanced classes. 2
  3. 3. Combining ambitious lessons with 4 essential motivation factors  ICT:  collaboration,  content creation,  online publishing,  Engaging activities,  Authentic communication,  Learning with one’s peers AND experts. 3 Objective:
  4. 4. 2019 OIB Exam Oral Exam (30 minutes, coef. 4) Commentary on a passage from 1 of the in-depth works In-depth works: 1. Shakespeare (either The Tempest or Othello) The Great Gatsby 3. Core Poetry (Langston Hughes and Rita Dove) Candidate leads (15 minutes) Introduction: -Situation + Thesis (2 min) - Commentary (8 min) -Links (5 min) Examiner leads (15 minutes) Questions on the theme and style on 4 to 6 works. Written Exam (4 hours, coef. 5 ES & S, 6 L) (One among the 3 following) -2 essays (each essay contrasts at least 2 different works) --> You need to know 6 works in great detail (aim of the author, major topics, ideas, structure, recurring motifs, stylistic devices, quotes...). -1 essay + -1 commentary (Mention at least 2 works in the essay) -1 essay (Mention at least 2 works) + - creative writing task
  5. 5. Creative writing competition  Paper Planes Creative Writing Competition (Animal Circus by Alix et Mathieu (3rd 2015 Prize) and  Devour the pages by Charlotte (2nd 2016 Prize). Creative Writing
  6. 6. ◦ Reading Cyane’s novel, Les Enfants de Calliope, about the environment, ◦ Writing a summary of one chapter (group work), ◦ Sharing it with a researcher, James McKay, University of Leeds, in order to help him work with Cyane (English version). Excerpts. Cyane
  7. 7. 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. 7
  8. 8. Literature in the making  Author partnership (8 so far)  Skype interviews and analysis of today’s literature!  All the links and slides  8
  9. 9. To learn more, you can visit the American section blog on elyco. Or the school’s Facebook Page Or my teacher’s blog 9 Thank you very much for your attention and participation!

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