IB Language and Literature: Part 2 Language and Mass Communication SOW

This is a series of lessons for IB Language and Literature Part 2: Language and Mass Communication. It can be used for both SL and HL classes, and may also be relevant to A-Level courses. It covers key concepts and learning outcomes of the IB course, whilst tapping into modern day issues and encouraging open discussions in class. Each ‘lesson’ presentation could last from one - three lessons depending upon the depth, detail and discussions that take place within your classroom. I taught this as a three - four month unit, including assessment opportunities.

It covers the following topics:

  1. Advertising - deconstructing ads, exploring subtext and analysing gender in advertising.
  2. Political Campaigns - analysing political speeches and other famous speeches, analysing political ad campaigns (opportunity for FOA based on students creating their own ads for a political candidate)
  3. Media, Bias and Newsworthiness - applying news values, detemining the newsworthiness of various news stories, post-truth case study and alternative facts case study.

Some resources have been adapted from InThinking ideas for lessons. I am unable to attach all resources due to copyright reasons (e.g. all ads used for analysis etc.) Please get in touch if there is anything specific you would likethat is mentioned in the presentations but not included after purchase.

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  • 1 - Intro, Text and Subtext.pptx
  • 2 - Advertising and Deconstruction.pptx
  • 2 - Persuasive Devices Worksheet.pdf
  • 3 - Gendered Advertising.pptx
  • 3 - Ads that Empower Women Article.docx
  • 4 - The Orator.pptx
  • 4 - Obama's speech .docx
  • 4 - Language and Rhetoric in Obama Speech Worksheet.docx
  • 5 - Political Campaign Ads.pptx
  • 5 - Structural Features that create meaning in polical ads worksheet.docx
  • 6 - Newsworthiness.pptx
  • 6 - Newsworthiness Headlines.docx
  • 6 - Newsworthiness Student Worksheet.docx
  • 6 - 12 News Values Information.docx
  • 6 - Applying the News Values Worksheet.docx
  • 7 - Post-Truth.pptx
  • 7 - Media Literacy Info Sheet.docx
  • 7 -Case Study Activity.docx
  • 7 - Evidence.docx
  • 8 - Alternative Facts.pptx
  • 8 - Case Study 2.docx
  • 8 - Evidence for Case Study 2.docx

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Created: Sep 6, 2018

Whole lesson

pptx, 2 MB

1 - Intro, Text and Subtext

Whole lesson

pptx, 1 MB

2 - Advertising and Deconstruction

Worksheet

pdf, 2 MB

2 - Persuasive Devices Worksheet

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