Part of the series Oxford Big Ideas English Australian Curriculum - Year 7.
Oxford Big Ideas English is a series for junior English specifically written for the Australian Curriculum. It offers an innovative approach based on conceptual learning that encourages students’ thinking by exposing them to a wide range of texts in different modes and from different cultural contexts. In line with the Australian Curriculum: English, Language, Literature and Literacy ideas are explored in every chapter of the book, offering a comprehensive and ready-to-use teaching program that will help you and your students make a smooth transition to the new Australian Curriculum.
Why Big Ideas?
Research shows that students achieve greater success when their learning is connected to key concepts. Unlike traditional English textbooks, Oxford Big Ideas English organises content into key questions or big ideas that promote practical learning, and allows for a much wider scope in the text types presented in each section of the book. Every big idea is also aimed to develop genuine literacy skills, throughout the books students analyse different language features that they can apply to their own writing through a series of graded modeling activities.
- organises content into meaningful big ideas and revisits these ideas with increasing complexity
- offers an innovative approach based on conceptual learning
- integrates the strands of Language, Literature and Literacy throughout each chapter
- exposes students to a wealth of literary and non-literary texts from different cultural contexts with a strong emphasis on digital and multimodal texts
- develops genuine literacy skills through a broad range of activities underpinning the different communication modes
- explores grammar in context from authentic examples of ‘language in use’
- enhances writing skills through a wide range of modelling tasks, encouraging students to become text creators and not just text analysers
Australian Curriculum: English Years 7-10 Course Planner
This course planner, using ACARA documentation as a basis, are general Australian Curriculum scope and sequence charts to help with English planning requirements.
Part 1: What is the English Language?
- 1.1 What is language?
- 1.2 What is grammar?
- 1.3 Why don't we all use English the same way?
- 1.4 How do we use English differently in different modes and media?
Part 2: What is literature and why do we value it?
- 2.1 What is literature?
- 2.2 What makes a text 'literary'?
- 2.3 Why do we value literature?
- 2.4 What is not literature?
Part 3: How do we use English to communicate about real people and things?
- 3.1 How do we use English in non-fiction texts?
- 3.2 How do we use English to inform?
- 3.3 How do we use English to persuade?
- 3.4 How do we use English to create personal texts?
Part 4: How do we create imaginative worlds in print and multimodal texts?
- 4.1 What are the features of fiction texts?
- 4.2 Who tells a story and how do they tell it?
- 4.3 How do we present setting?
- 4.4 How do we present characters?
- 4.5 How do we develop plot?
- 4.6 How do we explore themes?
- 4.7 Is one form of storytelling more effective than another?
- 4.8 How do we present a book or a film report?
Part 5: How do we use myths and stories to pass on our culture?
- 5.1 What is culture and what is a myth?
- 5.2 How does the way we tell myths change over time?
Part 6: Why does poetry sound and look so different?
- 6.1 What is poetry and what do poems do?
- 6.2 What do poems sound like?
- 6.3 What do poems look like?
- 6.4 How do we see things through the poet’s eyes?
- 6.5 What are the different types of poems?
- 6.6 Why do we value poetry?
About the Author
Susan Leslie first taught at university and then English in schools for a number of years, before moving to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority where she worked as a Project Manager in Assessment and then as Curriculum Manager: English. Since 2007 she has worked as an education consultant, maintaining her keen interest in both curriculum and assessment. In addition to Oxford VCE English, she has also developed and written Oxford Big Ideas English textbooks for Years 7 and 8, based on the new Australian Curriculum.
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Product Type||Student Books,|
|Year Level||Year 7,|
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