Oxford English Australian Curriculum: Year 10 - Student Book + obook/assess (Print & Digital)

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Availability: Out of Stock Usually Dispatched In: 3 - 7 Business Days ISBN: 9780195570472 Brand/Publisher: Oxford University Press Categories: Australian CurriculumReadingPoetryComprehensionEnglishEnglish

Part of the series Oxford English Year 10 Australian Curriculum.

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During secondary school, Year 10 is a unique year, the grey area between junior and senior studies. Oxford Year 10 English is an innovative resource specifically tailored for this year level that will help you make a smooth transition to the Australian Curriculum while also providing preparation for the challenges of senior English.

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Part 1: The English language

Part 2: Common features of texts


  • Comprehensively covers Year 10 Australian Curriculum: English, building on knowledge and skills from junior English
  • Is a stand-alone blended print and digital resource
  • Ensures digital texts are experienced and discussed in their authentic medium via the digital obook
  • Features a flexible format with room for student answers
  • Written in a highly engaging and direct style by an expert author team

Student Book + obook

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


Part 1 The English Language

Chapter 1: History of English

  • 1.1 Reading widely and well
  • 1.2 The origins and development of English
  • 1.3 Contemporary Australian English

Chapter 2: Comprehension strategies

  • 2.1 Literal comprehension
  • 2.2 Inferential comprehension

Part 2 Common Features of Texts

Chapter 3: Literary texts

  • 3.1 Novels and short stories
  • 3.2 Poetry
  • 3.3 Plays
  • 3.4 Narrative films

Chapter 4: Persuasive texts

  • 4.1 Persuasive media texts
  • 4.1a obook: Opinion writing online
  • 4.2 Persuasive language

Chapter 5: Informative texts

  • 5.1 News reports
  • 5.2 Biographical texts
  • 5.3 Documentary films

Chapter 6: Visual, multimodal and digital texts

  • 6.1 Visual texts
  • 6.2 Multimodal texts
  • 6.2a obook: The power of advertising
  • 6.2b obook: Television current affairs and satire
  • 6.3 Digital texts
  • 6.3a obook: Social networking and the blogosphere

Part 3 Responding to Texts

Chapter 7: Responding to literary texts

  • 7.1 Context
  • 7.2 Author intention
  • 7.3 Character analysis
  • 7.4 Themes and ideas
  • 7.5 Audience response
  • 7.6 Analytical writing strategies
  • 7.7 Analysing literary texts

Chapter 8: Responding to persuasive texts

  • 8.1 Context
  • 8.2 Author intention and audience response
  • 8.3 Identifying arguments and language features

Chapter 9: Responding more deeply

  • 9.1 Re-evaluations and interpretations
  • 9.2 Adaptations and transformations

Part 4 Creating Texts

Chapter 10: Strategies for creating

  • 10.1 Before you create
  • 10.2 While you create
  • 10.3 After you create

Chapter 11: Creating texts

  • 11.1 Creating imaginative texts
  • 11.2 Creating persuasive texts
  • 11.3 Creating persuasive oral texts
  • 11.3a obook: Words that changed the world
  • 11.4 Creating informative texts

obook Only Content

This obook contains five integrated digital modules offering additional units of work:

  • Opinion writing online
  • The power of advertising
  • Television current affairs and satire
  • Social networking and the blogosphere
  • Words that changed the world

About the Authors

Michael Horne is an experienced teacher of English and Literature. He is currently Head of School: 10-12 at Ave Maria College, and has previously taught at Scotch College. Michael has written a number of textbooks for Oxford University Press, and has assessed the VCE English exam. He is an experienced VATE presenter, and has spoken at English association conferences in a number of states on approaches to the Australian Curriculum.

Ryan Johnstone has been teaching senior English and Literature for over 15 years and has worked in Perth, London and Melbourne. He has produced a range of English resources for Oxford University Press including the popular text Using Language to Persuade. He has just completed his sixth year of teaching at Scotch College in Melbourne, where he has been the Deputy Head of English since 2008. Ryan also regularly presents for VATE.

ISBN 9780195570472
Publisher Oxford University Press
Product Type Student Books,
Year Level Year 10,
Author(s) Michael Horne& Ryan Johnstone

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