1 Reading skills and strategies
2 Write on
3 Short story study: ‘The Knife’
5 Special things
6 Work past and present
7 Listen up
8 Autobiography study
9 Producing an autobiographical text
10 Speak up
12 Short story study: ‘A Moment in Time’
13 Buyer beware
14 Important places
16 Towards work
A broad range of text types including film, television, short stories, newspaper articles, multimodal texts, biographies, autobiographies, speeches, graphic novels and more.
Rich learning tasks that contribute to teachers’ assessment programs.
Work samples which act as models for students’ own work, including summaries, reports, narratives and correspondence.
Scaffolds for learning tasks explaining the processes, techniques and skills required to create different text types.
Pre-reading tasks accompany passages to give purpose to students’ reading.
Written and discussion activities following passages to develop inferential, critical and applied reading skills.
Detailed explanations of the key reading and writing skills required for success in English and in post-school activities.
Treatment of topical issues such as those related to technology, the environment, society and modern lifestyles.
Real-world case studies, including consumer rights, job hunting, life after school, and work, which build practical communication skills.
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