William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience: Comprehensive Guide for IB

Language A: Literature, Part Two: Detailed Study

Suitable for both SL & HL

From idyllic scenes of innocence, to notions of corruption and control, Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience perfectly encapsulate the romantic vision of childhood development. Deepen your students’ understanding of the individual poems, as well as the collection as a whole with this illuminating guide. ‘Compare and Contrast’ boxes cover key connections, while ‘Did You Know?’ boxes provide essential context. Plus! 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 poem
  2. Draw 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.
Good for higher-ability learners and teachers wanting a useful introduction. As someone who has only ever dipped in and out of Blake, this resource gives me the confidence to include his poems in my curriculum. A Baiden, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer (of A Level adaptation)