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Tess of the d'Urbervilles: Comprehensive Guide for IB

Language A: Literature, Part Two: Detailed Study

Suitable for both SL & HL

Tess’s tragic narrative of love, loss, and injustice is an emotional portrayal of the Victorian woman and the society that exploited her. ‘Key quotes’ facilitate effective literary analysis and ‘points of note’ consolidate key ideas in this engaging guide. 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 chapter
  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.

A very strong framework for the study of this text. Well-written summaries with excellent questions aimed at analysis. The Points of Note that go with each chapter are a useful tool for the teacher to frame a lesson R Hill, English Lecturer & Independent Reviewer (of A Level adaptation)