Teacher Resources for the IB Diploma

English B for the IB

Chapter 10 Storytelling (Literature – higher level)

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Guidance Notes

Chapter 10: Storytelling (Literature – higher level)

The materials provided in this section of the website support Chapter 10 of the English B for the IB Diploma coursebook: ‘Storytelling’. This is the second of two chapters on literature, for higher level students, in the IB English B syllabus.

The materials can be used to supplement and extend the coursebook content, and links to the appropriate coursebook pages are given on individual resources.

All materials, apart from image resources, give the choice of either PDF or Word format, which can be printed out and used as given, or edited to suit your needs. Student worksheets can be printed and completed by hand, or supplied to students in editable format, to allow them to be completed on-screen, and then printed out or saved as digital documents. Lesson plans are likewise supplied in an editable Word format, as well as PDF, for teachers to adapt to their own needs.
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For Chapter 10, you will find the following range of materials:


Lesson plan 10.1: an overview and planning document for Chapter 10.
Lesson plan 10.2: an editable lesson plan template, which can be used to create your own lesson plans for the second of the two literature chapters, ‘Storytelling’.


Assessment sheet 10.1: provides answers and exemplar responses to the activities in Chapter 10.
Assessment sheet 10.2: provides support for students in writing a rationale for their written assignment.
Assessment sheet 10.3: this resource helps students to explore the aims of their written assignment and to draft an outline, and can be used with Activity 4.3 on page 353 of the coursebook.
Assessment sheet 10.4: provides support for students to assess the sample written assignment, against the conventions for transcribed interviews, and can be used with Activity 4.5 on page 354 of the coursebook.
Assessment sheet 10.5: explains how to present bibliographical information using the MLA style, and a copy can be retained as an aid for revision.

The optional editable Word format enables students to complete the assessment activities on-screen.


Students are provided with the following worksheets to support their work in this core topic:

Worksheet 10.1: explores the use of metaphor in Text 10.2 – Wole Soyinka’s poem Telephone conversation.
Worksheet 10.2: a crossword activity using words from Text 10.1 (_Black Boy_), and linked to Activity 1.7 on page 338.
Worksheet 10.3: helps students explore the characteristics of AAVE, using examples from Text 10.3, and with an extension activity giving a weblink for further research. The worksheet can be used with Activities 2.5 and 2.6 on pages 347–48 of the coursebook.
Worksheet 10.4: for use with Activities 3.2 and 3.3 on page 349 of the coursebook, students compare the characteristics of live and transcribed interviews.
Worksheet 10.5: for use with Activity 3.5 on page 349 of the coursebook, students explore the characteristics of transcribed interviews, with reference to Text 10.4, an interview with author Kathryn Stockett.

Under Resources you will also find:

  • a list of selected images and artworks from the coursebook, by chapter, available in PDF format for projection or for printing out
  • selected image and artwork resources for this chapter.