For the new courses in Group 1 Literature and Language & Literature, the International Baccalaureate has published a list of authors by language. The Prescribed Reading List (PRL) contains hundreds of authors from around the world whose works teachers and students can opt to study in Group 1 of the IB Diploma Programme.
Many of these authors are well-known, some are not as well-known yet - and quite a few must simply be soon-to-be-discovered gems ...
In order to help teachers and students decide which authors they would like to study, MIH Unlimited's team of amazing mother tongue tutors, as well as contributing Literature A teachers from around the world, are continuously providing detailed information on a growing number of these authors as well as on some of their most commonly studied works. In addition, we provide useful links to websites about the authors and their works, as well as to online book retailers where these works can be found.
We hope that this free resource helps everyone make well-informed decisions on their text choices in relation to the Areas of Exploration, the Global Issues, the assessments, the IB Group 1 and SSST course requirements and the students' personal interests.
WE NEED YOUR HELP !
Please help us grow this resource by contributing your own knowledge and experience with particular authors and texts.
In order to do so, simply follow these few steps :
- at the bottom of this page click on the flag that represents the language whose literature you teach or have experience with (remember, this may be your Language A as well as authors and texts that you teach in translation !)
- clicking on the flag will open up a template that has all the PRL authors for that particular language. Identify the authors whose works you teach. If their names are on the list, then we need some more information on them.
- You may find that for some of the authors that you teach, some works have already been described by tutors or teachers. Feel free to contribute more texts from these authors.
- Of course, feel free to contribute as much as you can, on as many authors as you can, from as many languages as you can.
- When you are ready to contribute your knowledge and experience, please click on this link. A Google Form will open and will ask you to provide some basic information :
the author's language
the author's name
the title that you teach or are familiar with (title in original language and in English)
the major Theme(s) / Global Issue(s) highlighted in this work (please be specific, not generic - the more detail you provide, the more efficient the resource becomes)
a brief summary of the work(s)
a couple of web links to the author and their work(s)
one or two links to online book retailers where the text(s) can be sourced (this is particularly important and helpful for works in translation)
- Then repeat these steps for a second work by the same author or for a work from another author (in the same language or in another language)
- submit your contribution (click "submit").
We will then add the information that you have provided to the template on the website, for everyone to be able to access.
As this is a global resource, please make sure that you supply all the information in English.
Filling out the form will probably take about 15 minutes of your time. Please try to help out by providing information on as many authors as possible, in as many languages as possible, so that we can grow this resource within a short period of time and have a great sharing platform for all the teachers of Literature and Language & Literature.
Thank you in advance and happy sharing !
Click on the respective flags below to open up a document that contains each language's shortlisted authors and details on their works.