Language A (IB MYP IV-V)

Language A (IB MYP IV-V)

This rubric is part of the IB (International Baccalaureate) Middle Years Program, for years IV-V (Grade 9-10) curriculum for Language A—defined as a student's best language.

Language A courses therefore include the study of: (1) the instrumental function of a language where: listening, viewing, speaking, reading and writing skills are emphasized; and (2) literature, which encompasses a variety of periods and genres.*

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This rubric utilizes the following criteria:

  • Content: How well can the student: understand and analyze language, content, structure, meaning and significance of familiar and unseen oral, written and visual texts; compare and contrast works; connect themes; analyze author choices; express informed and independence responses; compose creative pieces; use terminology in context.
  • Organization: How well can the student: create work that uses organizational structures and language-specific conventions; organize ideas and arguments in a sustained, coherent, and logical manner; employ critical apparatus (citations, underlining, headings, etc).
  • Style & Language Mechanics: How well can the student: use appropriate and varied register, vocabulary and idiom; use correct grammar and syntax; use appropriate and varied sentence structure; use correct spelling/writing./ use language to narrate, describe, analyze, explain, argue, persuade, inform, entertain, and express feelings; use language accurately.

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Gil Anspacher Submitted by:
Gil Anspacher, Technology Coordinator & MYP Technology Teacher
Virgin Islands Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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