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Individual Oral Commentary Workshop

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Transcript of Individual Oral Commentary Workshop

Individual Oral
Commentary
Workshop
Aims
The Basics
Criteria
Organisation
Focus
The Basics
Each student will receive a passage of upto 40 lines
20 minutes to prepare the passage
Talk about the passage for a minimum of 10 minutes
After 10 minutes your teacher will ask some questions
The IOC counts for 15% of the overall grade
Criteria
Criterion A:
Criterion B:
Understanding of the use and
Criterion C:
Organization
Criterion D:
Language
To what extent does the commentary show knowledge and understanding of the text?
Are the comments supported by well-chosen references to the text?
Knowledge and
understanding of the text or extract
effects of literary features
To what extent does the commentary show an awareness of how the literary features in the text ( for example, structure, technique and style ) are used to construct meaning?
To what extent does the commentary show understanding of the effects of literary features?
How well organized is the
commentary?
How coherent is the structure?
How clear, varied and
accurate is the
language ?
How appropriate is the choice of register and style? ("Register refers, in this context, to the student's use of elements such as vocabulary, tone, sentence structure and terminology appropriate to the commentary.)
Organising The Commentary
Situate
Overall content
Tone/Mood
Stylistic Devices
Structure
Provide context
Poetry: a body of
work
Drama: where in terms of the plot
What has taken place before?
What happens next?
Novel: which chapter?
Where in terms of the plot
Purpose?
Convey a message
Advance the plot
Highlight a theme
Develop a character
Introduce a character
Reveal a character's thoughts and
feelings
What takes place?
Where?
When?
Theme(s)
Is there an outstanding theme of the extract?
Equivocation
Fear
Ambition vs Revulsion
The American Dream
Hope
Labour
Man vs Nature
Ambiguity
Anger
Relief
Contemplation
Frustration
Melancholy
Joyful
Doubt
Wistful
Praise
Fearful
Avoid lists
Is there an example of a particular device that stands out or one that the author has made particular use of within the extract?
Poetry: Regular, irregular, free
Extract from a novel: narrative, dialogue
movement, time
Extract from a play: dialogue, soliloquy
Dialogue: dominant character
Soliloquy: sections
Focus
Sound
Structure-Poetry
Structure-Prose
Further Stylistic Features
Final points
stylistic features and effects
alliteration
assonance
consonance
vowel
onomatopoeia
sibilance
iambs
trochee
Verse: pentameter
tetrameter
hexameter
trimeter
Stanza:quatrain
heroic couplets
Poem:Shakespearean sonnet
Petrarchan sonnet
Novel: descriptive narrative
dialogue
narrative style
movement: time and/or
space
Structure-Drama
soliloquy
aside
dialogue
metaphor
imagery
simile
pun
recurring motif
symbol
Explain why authors have employed
certain stylistic features
Introduction
Conclusion
Create a focal point
PIE: The point/illustrate/explain
Present tense
Activities
Review
A quick review of the texts used for
the IOC
Evaluation
An actual extract: layout, content
and guiding questions
Peer evaluation
Groups of 4: each person to perform an individual oral commentary which
will be recorded and assessed by
peers.
Individual mock exam
Robert Frost
Macbeth
The Great Gatsby
Group grading exercise
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