Oxford English 2 - Years 8-9: Student Book + obook/assess (Print & Digital)

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Availability: Available Usually Dispatched In: 3 - 7 Business Days ISBN: 9780195522471 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

WALL-E - 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 - collective and compound nouns
  • Unit 2 Nouns name - number agreement in sentences
  • Unit 3 Adjectives add - compound and other types of adjectives
  • Unit 4 Adjectives add - positive, comparative and superlative adjectives
  • Unit 5 Pronouns in place - different types of pronouns
  • Unit 6 Verbs alive - subject and verb must agree
  • Unit 7 Verbs alive - the verb ‘to be’, continuous and perfect tenses
  • Unit 8 Actively adverbs - positive, comparative and superlative adverbs
  • Unit 9 Preposition position - useful tips and helpful hints
  • Unit 10 Conjunctions connect - coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

Part Two: Building sentences - organising words and creating sentences

  • Unit 11 Sorting sentences - compound and complex sentences
  • Unit 12 Sorting sentences - ambiguous and run-on sentences, and sentence fragments
  • Unit 13 Finding phrases - prepositional and participial phrases
  • Unit 14 Capturing clauses - noun, adjectival and adverbial clauses

Part Three: Exploring language in use - using punctuation and other language devices

  • Unit 15 Punctuation punch - dashes, brackets and ellipsis points
  • Unit 16 Punctuation punch - quotation marks for special words and expressions
  • Unit 17 The world of words - alliteration, assonance and onomatopoeia
  • Unit 18 The world of words - similes, metaphors, personification and hyperbole
  • Unit 19 The world of words - shades of meaning, allusions and modality
  • Unit 20 Handling homonyms - what homonyms are and how to use them

Part Four: Creating texts - composing texts and using text features

  • Unit 21 Spelling success - confusing and challenging words
  • Unit 22 Text tips - purpose, audience and register
  • Unit 23 Text tips - developing descriptions
  • Unit 24 Text tips - narrative writing resources
  • Unit 25 Text tips - pinpoint persuasive writing

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 Author

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 9780195522471
Publisher Oxford University Press
Product Type Student Books,
Year Level Year 8, Year 9,
Author(s) Paul Grover, Deb McPherson& Jane Sherlock

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