Reading and Creating / Reading and Comparing - Student obook/assess (Digital Access Only)

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Availability: Available Usually Dispatched In: 3 - 7 Business Days ISBN: 9780190301187 Publisher: Oxford University Press Categories: Australian CurriculumEnglishEnglish
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Written specifically for the new 2016 Study Design, Reading and Creating | Reading and Comparing comprehensively covers Area of Study 1 of the new Study Design in a write-in textbook format, using student-friendly language. Ideally used at Year 11 and carried into Year 12, Reading and Creating | Reading and Comparing will prepare students for VCE English success.

Using a broad selection of text extracts (including text pairings in the ‘Comparing’ section), the book covers topics including: textual features, understanding texts, analytical writing, creative writing, reading for comparison, making connections and contrasts, and comparative writing. Additionally a helpful toolkit provides templates, annotated sample responses, practice SAC and examination tasks, and a glossary.

Written by a team of four exceptional English educators – Kellie Heintz, Michael Horne, Timothy Nolan and Rachel Williams – several of whom have been involved in shaping the Study Design, Reading and Creating | Reading and Comparing will ensure easy implementation of the new course.

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The obook is a cloud-based web-book available anywhere, anytime, on any device, navigated by topic or by ‘page view’. Assess is an indispensable online assessment tool, explicitly mapped to the Australian Curriculum that drives student progress through tailored instruction. The obook/assess offers students online and offline access, on any device, to a digital version of the text as well as the ability to add notes, bookmark, highlight, access the integrated complimentary Concise Oxford Dictionary, save answers and export work.


Contents

1. Introduction

  • What is this book about?
  • Information for VCE students
  • Entering the world of text
  • Productive reading practises

2. Reading and creating

2.1 Understanding texts

  • Textual conventions
  • How Form Influences Reading
  • Understanding texts

2.2 Analytical writing

  • The craft of writing
  • What does ‘analysis? mean?
  • Mechanics and techniques of analytical writing
  • Engaging with the world of the text
  • Developing an interpretation / reading of the text
  • Using textual evidence and quotations
  • Sample analytical responses
  • Understanding texts

2.3 Creative writing

  • The craft of creative writing
  • Mechanics and techniques of creative writing
  • How to use the text to inform a creative response

3. Reading and comparing

3.1 Reading for comparison

  • Reading to identify ideas, issues and themes
  • Understanding the author’s perspective
  • Constructing perspective through plot, character and setting
  • Identifying points of comparison
  • Note-taking (including note-taking sheets)

3.2 Making connections and contrasts

  • Texts with related issues and ideas
  • Comparing setting and context
  • Comparing elements of plot
  • Comparing characters
  • Comparing different forms of texts
  • Written and multimodal texts
  • Fiction and non-fiction texts
  • Comparing perspective and meaning
  • Considering contrasts
  • Evaluating differing personal interpretations

3.3 Comparative writing

  • Comparative essay topics
  • Planning for comparison
  • Identifying points of comparison
  • Topic terminology
  • Deconstructing essay topics
  • Steps/stages of planning
  • Constructing a response
  • Introductions
  • Body paragraphs
  • Conclusions
  • The mechanics of writing
  • Using the language of comparison
  • Using evidence
  • Putting it together

4. Toolkit

  • Templates
  • Sample SACs
  • Exam preparation
ISBN 9780190301187
Publisher Oxford University Press
Product Type Student Books,
Year Level Year 11, Year 12,
Author(s) Kellie Heintz, Michael Horne, Timothy Nolan, Rachel Williams

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