IB English 12: World Literature Assignments 1 & 2
Things Fall Apart, The House of the Spirits, Houseboy,
A Day in the Life of
each work must be used in one assignment only
MON., NOV. 16, 10:44am
brainstorming session (optional)
THURS., NOV. 19, 11:57am
WL outline due
MON., NOV. 23, 8:47am
WL Assn 1, draft 1 due
MON., NOV. 30, 8:47am
WL Assn 1, draft 2 due
THURS., DEC 3, 3:07pm
WL Assn 1, FINAL DRAFT DUE
MON., DEC 7, 8:47am
WL Assn 2, draft 1 due
MON., DEC 14, 8:47am
WL Assn 2, draft 2 due
THURS., DEC 17, 3:07pm
WL Assn 2, FINAL DRAFT DUE
Assn 1: comparative study based on at least two of the world literature texts,
Your essay must reasonably argue some pertinent link between the two or
three works used for the assignment, and may reflect your interests.
demonstrate the skills of presenting a comparative literary analysis
compare the literary aspects common the works studied
explore possible links or relationships between the works in ways that
show individual insight, personal engagement and an appreciation of
the cultural similarities and/or differences relevant to the analysis
portrayal of society in the literature studied
international perspectives on common human problems
cross-cultural perspectives on the artist’s role in society
on what you have learned so far from these novels.
What are some big ideas,
themes, questions, etc. that pique your interest?
graphic organizer or outline
for each text.
Make note of the cultural context,
structure, dynamic features, ideas and interesting things from each one.
You might want to
work with a partner to help along the brainstorming process.