English Is... English for the Australian Curriculum Year 7 - Print & eBookPLUS

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English Is... English for the Australian Curriculum Year 7 uses a creative approach to learning to inspire students to embrace the English language in all its variations and develop key skills in reading, understanding and creating.

Availability: Available Usually Dispatched In: 3 - 7 Business Days ISBN: 9781742467702 Publisher: Jacaranda Categories: Australian CurriculumWritingReadingPoetryLiteratureLiteracyLanguageCommunication SkillsEnglishEnglish
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Part of the series English Is... English for the Australian Curriculum Year 7.

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English is… series uses a creative approach to learning to inspire students to embrace the English language in all its variations and develop key skills in reading, understanding and creating. It includes structured inquiry into the big ideas or concepts that support English, underpinned by the skills needed for literate citizenship.

English Is ... English for the Australian Curriculum Year 7 & eBookPLUS

KEY FEATURES
  • Full coverage of the Australian Curriculum: English content descriptions allows students to achieve year level standards
  • The text is always at the centre of the learning
  • Differentiated activities provide all students with an entry point to the texts through a Getting started, Working through and Going further grading
  • Sub-unit structure allows for a dip-in, dip-out approach
  • Wordsmiths or mini-workshops drill down to teach key skills in a Tell me, Show me, Let me do it process
  • Ready to Read prepares less able readers to engage with the texts
  • Asian and Indigenous texts are featured along with classic, world, Australian and contemporary texts
  • 'Need to know' explains key terms at point of need so that students learn English's metalanguage
  • Language, Literature and Literacy links connect to the Australian Curriculum content descriptions
  • Wide variety of assessment options at the end of every unit with rubrics to guide students
English Is ... English for the Australian Curriculum Year 7 & eBookPLUS is a hard-copy student text accompanied by eBookPLUS. eBookPLUS resources include
  • Access from any digital device: PC/MAC/iPad/Android Tablet.
  • Worksheets - Word documents designed for easy customisation and editing.
  • Interactivities and games to reinforce and enhance student learning.
  • eLessons - engaging video clips and supporting material.
  • Weblinks to relevant support material on the internet.
  • ProjectsPLUS - unique ICT-based projects that provide opportunities for students to demonstrate creativity, thinking skills and teamwork.

Contents

  • UNIT 1 My world, your world 1
  • How does literature help us to understand about culture?
  • Literature and culture 3
  • Tuning in 3
  • 1.1 Stories from other places, other cultures 4
    • What can stories of people’s lives tell us about the culture and customs of other countries?
    • Wordsmith . . . Evaluative language 10
  • 1.2 Poetry and culture 12
    • How can poetry help us to understand a country’s traditional culture? 12
    • Haiku 12
    • A traditional Australian bush poem 14
    • Wordsmith . . . Critical analysis of a poem 17
  • 1.3 Other times and culture 18
    • What can stories based on historical events tell us about life in other times? 18
    • Wordsmith . . . What is an idiom? 23
    • Compose and create 24
  • UNIT 2 Culture remix 27
  • How does today’s culture draw on stories from other times and places?
  • What is popular culture? 29
  • Tuning in 29
  • 2.1 Stories and culture 30
    • How does manga tell stories? 30
    • Wordsmith . . . Steps in creating Manga or a comic book 37
  • 2.2 Popular culture retells our past 39
    • What is the significance of stories from the past? 39
    • A Holocaust story 39
    • Inside Hana’s Suitcase — an interactive web story 42
    • Wordsmith . . . Understanding concrete and abstract nouns 45
  • 2.3 Popular culture retells our present 46
    • How can a story from China be transformed from one form to another? 46
    • The novel form 46
    • The picture book form 48
    • The film form 50
    • Wordsmith . . . The grammar of visual texts 53
    • Compose and create 56
  • UNIT 3 The writer’s craft 59
  • What is a writer’s ‘craft’?
  • What does it mean to ‘craft’? 61
  • Tuning in 61
  • 3.1 Crafting language in imaginative texts 62
    • How do writers appeal to a reader’s senses in poetry? 62
    • Haiku: short but full of sensation 62
    • Mood poetry 65
    • Wordsmith . . . Creating mood with your senses 66
  • 3.2 Crafting language in prose fiction 68
    • How do prose writers evoke a response from a reader? 68
    • Wordsmith . . . Writing to craft mood 71
  • 3.3 Crafting multimodal texts 78
    • How do web designers craft web pages? 78
    • Wordsmith . . . Crafting texts using verbs 82
    • Compose and create 84
  • UNIT 4 Narrative worlds 87
  • How do narratives capture an imagined world?
  • Understanding the what and how of storytelling 89
  • Tuning in 89
  • 4.1 Setting creates narrative worlds 90
    • How do writers create vivid and engaging settings? 90
    • Creating settings in visual narratives 93
    • Wordsmith . . . Choose language to create impact 99
  • 4.2 Characters create narrative worlds 100
    • How do characters bring a story to life? 100
    • Characters of myth and fairytale 100
    • Action and reaction in characters 104
    • Wordsmith . . . Writing effective dialogue 108
  • 4.3 Narrative viewpoint 110
    • How do writers use ‘point of view’ to position the reader? 110
    • Point of view in multimodal texts 114
    • Wordsmith . . . From third person to first person 118
    • Compose and create 120
  • UNIT 5 The play’s the thing 123
  • How does drama tell stories?
  • How is drama part of our lives? 125
  • Tuning in 125
  • 5.1 Understanding plays as texts 126
    • What are the key features of a play? 126
    • The playscript 126
    • How are plays structures? 130
    • Wordsmith . . . What is subtext? 136
  • 5.2 Understanding characters in plays 137
    • How do plays make us engage with their characters? 137
    • Desire and obstacle 137
    • Monologues 139
    • Wordsmith . . . Distinguishing fact from opinion 142
  • 5.3 Performing plays 143
    • How can we create a dramatic performance? 143
    • Becoming the character 143
    • Who, where, what, if 143
    • Knowing characters 143
    • Discovering the character 145
    • Understanding back-story 146
    • Blocking, rehearsing and performing 147
    • Working with tone 150
    • Wordsmith . . . Writing your own scene 152
    • Compose and create 154
  • UNIT 6 Persuasion: the gentle art 157
    • How does persuasion make us say ‘Yes’?
    • Are you a persuader? 159
    • Tuning in 159
  • 6.1 Persuasion is personal 160
    • How do you persuade others of your wishes or opinions? 160
    • Writing to persuade 162
    • Wordsmith . . . Using modal language to persuade 166
  • 6.2 Persuasion uses a range of techniques 168
    • What are the devices used by those whose purpose is to persuade? 168
    • Persuasive devices in everyday spoken texts 168
    • Persuasive devices in visual texts — photographs 170
    • Persuasive devices in multimodal texts: print and advertisements 172
    • Wordsmith . . . Using statistics to persuade 174
  • 6.3 Persuasive literary texts 176
    • Can imaginative texts also persuade? 176
    • Persuasion in a short story 178
    • How can I create an effective persuasive text in writing? 181
    • Planning 183
    • Drafting your work 183
    • Reviewing and revising your work 183
    • Wordsmith . . . Using connectives 184
    • Compose and create 186
  • UNIT 7 The edge of imagination 189
  • How do imaginative texts entertain their readers?
  • What is a narrative genre? 191
  • Tuning in 191
  • 7.1 Fantasy — a narrative genre 192
    • How do fantasy writers construct their narrative? 192
    • Narrative plot 197
    • Plot in a fantasy narrative 197
    • Wordsmith . . . Using rhyme and rhythm 200
  • 7.2 Science fiction, mystery and horror genres 201
    • How do science fiction, mystery and horror writers construct their narratives? 201
    • Science fiction 201
    • Mystery genre 204
    • Setting and atmosphere in mystery narratives 204
    • Horror genre 206
    • Horror films 207
    • Wordsmith . . . Show, don’t tell 211
  • 7.3 Reviewing narrative genres 212
    • How do we evaluate narrative texts? 212
    • Book reviews 213
    • Wordsmith . . . Discussing narrative genres 217
    • Compose and create 218

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ISBN 9781742467702
Publisher Jacaranda
Product Type Student Books,
Year Level Year 7,

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