Oxford English 1 - Years 7-8: Student Book + obook/assess (Print & Digital)

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Availability: Available Usually Dispatched In: 3 - 7 Business Days ISBN: 9780195522457 Brand/Publisher: Oxford University Press Categories: WritingVocabularySpellingReadingGrammarComprehensionEnglishEnglishAustralian Curriculum

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Oxford English is a new series for the Australian Curriculum: English. This blended print and digital title has a strong emphasis on the language and literacy strands of the Australian Curriculum: English and provides students with a firm grounding in grammar and language use. It also has a significant obook-only literature component, with guidance on covering the cross-curriculum priorities and other classic and popular texts.


  • integrated coverage of the Australian Curriculum: English for years 7–10
  • 25 focused units per book, covering grammar, punctuation, comprehension, reading, writing, spelling and vocabulary
  • a wealth of engaging literary, non-literary and digital texts used as stimulus
  • a flexible format with room for student answers in the write-in workbooks, or in the accompanying digital obooks
  • extensive literature material including a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Asian texts, as well as those that link to the sustainability cross-curricular priority.

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Part 1: Using Words - Exploring Parts of Speech
Maralinga: The Anangu Story - obook Enriching Literature Unit

Student Book + obook

Oxford's next generation ebook - the obook - offers online and offline access to core student content. The obook provides the complete Oxford English student books in an interactive workbook format for any screen size, with a note-taking study tool and a dynamic question blocks. Oxford's obook is compatible with PCs, laptops, iPads, tablets and IWBs.


Part One: Using words – exploring parts of speech

  • Unit 1 Nouns name – common and proper nouns
  • Unit 2 Nouns name – concrete and abstract nouns
  • Unit 3 Adjectives add – how adjectives work
  • Unit 4 Adjectives add – types of adjectives
  • Unit 5 Pronoun power – personal and possessive pronouns
  • Unit 6 Verbs alive – types of verbs
  • Unit 7 Verbs alive – using simple tenses
  • Unit 8 Actively adverbs – how adverbs work
  • Unit 9 Prepositions position – what prepositions do
  • Unit 10 Conjunctions connect – how conjunctions work

Part Two: Building sentences – combining words and creating sentences

  • Unit 11 Sort sentences – types of sentences
  • Unit 12 Sort sentences – subjects and predicates
  • Unit 13 Finding phrases – noun phrases, adjectival phrases and adverbial phrases
  • Unit 14 Capturing clauses – main clauses and subordinate clauses

Part Three: Working with words – understanding punctuation and features of language

  • Unit 15 Punctuation punch – using commas
  • Unit 16 Punctuation punch – using apostrophes
  • Unit 17 Punctuation punch – punctuating speech
  • Unit 18 The world of words – word stems, prefixes and suffixes
  • Unit 19 The world of words – word origins and meanings
  • Unit 20 Synonym and antonym bin – how synonyms and antonyms work

Part Four: Creating texts – crafting texts and using text features

  • Unit 21 Paragraph points – how topic sentences and paragraphs work
  • Unit 22 Paragraph points – linking sentences and paragraphs
  • Unit 23 Spelling success – proofreading for spelling
  • Unit 24 Spelling success – using spelling rules
  • Unit 25 Text tips – writing introductions and conclusions

obook Only Content

Enrich Literature Units:

  • Maralinga, the Anangu Story
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  • Inanimate Alice
  • Wall.e
  • The Binna Binna Man
  • Blueback
  • The Dream of the Thylacine
  • Sold
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go
  • The Highwayman
  • Antipodes: poetic responses

About the Authors

Paul Grover has been a teacher and Head Teacher of English and History in NSW high schools for more than 35 years. He has worked as a Supervisor of Marking and Coordinating Supervisor of Marking in HSC English for the NSW Board of Studies for more than ten years, and has been an active member of the English Teachers Association of NSW, regularly presenting workshops at local, regional, state and national conferences. In 2011 Paul was awarded a Quality Teaching Award from the Riverina Department of Education and Communities, and a NSW Professional Teaching Council Professional Excellence Award. He has authored and edited a large number of books for teachers and students in English and History, most recently the Oxford English series for the Australian Curriculum. Currently Paul is Lecturer in Education at Charles Sturt University, Albury-Wodonga Campus.

Deb McPherson is an experienced English teacher. For over fifteen years she helped select English texts for the NSW Higher School Certificate. When she was a Senior Curriculum Officer at the NSW Board of Studies she worked on the development of the 2002 English Years 7-10 Syllabus and helped implement that syllabus when she was Manager of English for the NSW Department of Education and Training. She is the author of four anthologies of Australian non-fiction for Oxford University Press, co-author of Oxford HSC English and the Oxford online Enriching Literature series. She has lectured in English and literacy at the universities of Newcastle and Wollongong.

Jane Sherlock has been an experienced, enthusiastic and passionate teacher of English for over 35 years. She has been involved in the new English syllabus for the Australian Curriculum, first in the draft writing stages in 2010 with the NSW Board of Studies and now as a presenter throughout NSW. Jane is also an author of a number of English textbooks including the national award- winning Oxford HSC English. Jane is a part time tutor and marker for the universities of Wollongong and Charles Sturt. In 2009 Jane received the Australian College of Educators award for her contribution to education.

ISBN 9780195522457
Publisher Oxford University Press
Product Type Student Books,
Year Level Year 7, Year 8,
Author(s) Paul Grover, Deb McPherson& Jane Sherlock

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