A Streetcar Named Desire: Comprehensive Guide for IB

Language A: Literature, Part Two: Detailed Study

Suitable for both SL & HL

Dramatic, exciting and full of interesting themes for analysis, A Streetcar Named Desire has long been a favourite for students and teachers alike. Ensure it continues to inspire with this dynamic pack: incisive analysis gets straight to the point while frequent ‘Focus’ boxes pull out key areas for students’ attention. Focused assessment practice helps ensure your students are fully equipped for the Part Two oral commentary!

Discussion-based tasks! Throughout: oral tasks creatively engage students with the text, improving key articulation skills and providing that essential assessment practice!

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each scene
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on areas such as: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Put into practice
    Sample assessment materials replicate the structure of the oral commentary so students know exactly what to expect. Guiding and probing questions cater for all abilities. Plus! Discussion questions for HL students.

In addition…

  • Glossary of key terms ensures full understanding.
  • Indicative content supports teaching – all key areas are covered
A beautifully written resource. I found it a pleasure to read, both for its clarity and for its close focus on the text. Each scene is presented in segments, dealing with all the key aspects of the scene, the characters, the language and the dramatic conventions. Characters, themes, motifs, form and structure are all addressed in productive ways. S Owen, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer (of A Level adaptation)

What do teachers say about this resource? (7045)

'This resource matches and interprets its specification to a very high standard. It prepares students for their internally marked oral commentary by providing samples of extracts and guiding questions for self-practice. It also extends further questions for differentiation purposes. It rigorously encourages students to pay attention to details, comment on language, and explore themes, whilst peeling character. The material provided satisfies the assessment criteria of understanding content, recognizing style, organising ideas, and using convincing language. The sample extracts with guiding questions are really helpful in putting learners in exam context.' M Gavaloo, Examiner for IB DP, English A: Literature Teacher with 4 years experience and Independent Reviewer

'The resource maintained a focus on the oral assessment throughout. The play was very much considered as a text in performance - this is often lacking in study guides for dramatic texts.' - T Kenney, IB Lecturer and Independent Reviewer