Pearson English 8: Second Edition Activity Book (2e)

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he Second Edition of the Pearson English 8 Activity Book offers updated texts, activities, design and coverage of the Australian Curriculum: English. It caters for students of all abilities, including students with English as an Additional Language.

Availability: Available Usually Dispatched In: 7 - 10 Business Days ISBN: 9781488610400 Brand/Publisher: Pearson Categories: Australian CurriculumEnglishEnglish

Part of the series Pearson English - Year 8.

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The Second Edition of the Pearson English 8 Activity Book offers updated texts, activities, design and coverage of the Australian Curriculum: English. It caters for students of all abilities, including students with English as an Additional Language. The Pearson English Activity Books are designed to develop and consolidate students’ knowledge and understanding of the English language and grammar. They integrate cumulative learning in the Language strand of the curriculum, as well as in the Literature and Literacy strands. Using the Activity Books, students develop higher order language and literacy skills. They are supported with a solid language foundation, clear explanations and scaffolded learning. Students are exposed to rich and varied literature sources and text types, including contemporary and classic texts, Australian Aboriginal storytelling and news articles. Each level of the Activity Books includes core units which offer clear Language explanations followed by scaffolded activities to use the language in context and build on grammar, vocabulary, spelling, reading and writing skills. At the back of the book, four revision units support students in preparing for summative assessment. Teachers will also find extension activities, tests, pedagogical support, Australian Curriculum correlation charts and more online for free.

Features and Benefits

  • Content written by teachers for teachers to ensure it is 'classroom ready'
  • Assists with lesson preparation, ensuring implementation of the Australian Curriculum for English
  • Wide reading program lists
  • Learning strategies linked to Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences
  • Curriculum checklists for each chapter
  • Extension activities and additional support activities to suit varied skill levels
  • Aligned with ACARA's cross-curricular requirements to ensure full curriculum coverage
  • Provides answers to all 'Breakaway Tasks' and questions from the Year 8 Pearson English activity book
  • Supports EAL/D students


  • Introduction
  • Unit 1 Nouns (Revision) - Novel extract
  • Unit 2 Definite and indefinite articles - Fiction
  • Unit 3 Verbs (Revision)
  • Unit 4 Subject–verb agreements - Informative
  • Unit 5 Tenses - Puzzle
  • Unit 6 Adjectives (Revision) - Novel extract
  • Unit 7 Personal and possessive pronouns (Revision)
  • Unit 8 Demonstrative pronouns - Web non-fiction
  • Unit 9 Interrogative pronouns - Novel extract
  • Unit 10 Adverbs (Part 1) - Recipe
  • Unit 11 Adverbs (Part 2)
  • Unit 12 Subjects and verbs
  • Unit 13 Subjects and predicates - Novel extract
  • Unit 14 Clauses - Novel extract
  • Unit 15 Phrases
  • Unit 16 Statements, questions, commands and exclamations - Novel extract
  • Unit 17 Simple, compound and complex sentences - Novel extract
  • Unit 18 Shortened forms - Novel extract
  • Unit 19 Similes
  • Unit 20 Metaphors - Fiction
  • Unit 21 Personification - Short story, Poem
  • Unit 22 Alliteration and onomatopoeia - World map
  • Unit 23 Hyperbole - Poems, script
  • Unit 24 Pardon the pun - Email
  • Unit 25 Clichés - Advertisement
  • Unit 26 Spelling rules (Part 1)
  • Unit 27 Spelling rules (Part 2) - Poem
  • Unit 28 Spelling rules (Part 3) - Novel extract
  • Unit 29 The ‘sh’ sound
  • Revision 1 - Units 1–11 - Novel extract
  • Revision 2 - Units 12–18
  • Revision 3 - -Units 19–25 - Poem, Fiction
  • Revision 4 - Units 26–29 - Poem

Series Overview

It started with a question: what makes a good English lesson? Pearson English has been built from the ground up to answer that question, using the people who would know best. We sourced teachers as authors, ran focus groups with teachers from government, independent and Catholic schools and tested all material in Australian classrooms. The result is the most comprehensive English series, written, reviewed and tested by English teachers. All texts have been independently audited by practising teachers in over 90 hours of revisions and improvements, ensuring that the final content is uniformly excellent and matches the content and assessment requirements of the Australian Curriculum, and our thorough trials mean that you can be sure the texts, tasks and activities are classroom ready. There is an amazing range of texts (over 380 texts) covering traditional and non-traditional options, including fiction and non-fiction, newspapers, letters, graphic novels, animations, manga, poetry, short stories and plays which also include unique Indigenous and Asia-Pacific literature.

ISBN 9781488610400
Publisher Pearson
Product Type Student Books,
Year Level Year 8,
Author(s) Michael Pryor

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