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King Lear: Comprehensive Guide for IB

Language A: Literature, Part Two: Detailed Study

Suitable for both SL & HL

Madness, morality, dishonesty and, of course, the unavoidable cruelty of Shakespearian fate – this tragedy has everything you need to keep students absorbed! Detailed analysis, discussion prompts and class exercises effectively deepen students’ understanding of Shakespeare’s dark and deceitful play. 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.
Thorough resource covering key aspects of the play and of tragedy. Student accessible too! Could be given to allow them to work through sections independently. Patricia Upton, English Teacher and Independent Reviewer