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Availability: Available Usually Dispatched In: 3 - 7 Business Days ISBN: 9780190301170 Brand/Publisher: Oxford University Press Categories: Australian CurriculumEnglishEnglish

Part of the series Reading and Creating/Reading and Comparing.

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Written specifically for the new 2016 Study Design, Reading and Creating | Reading and Comparing comprehensively covers Area of Study 1 of the new Study Design in a write-in textbook format, using student-friendly language. Ideally used at Year 11 and carried into Year 12, Reading and Creating | Reading and Comparing will prepare students for VCE English success.

Using a broad selection of text extracts (including text pairings in the ‘Comparing’ section), the book covers topics including: textual features, understanding texts, analytical writing, creative writing, reading for comparison, making connections and contrasts, and comparative writing. Additionally a helpful toolkit provides templates, annotated sample responses, practice SAC and examination tasks, and a glossary.

Written by a team of four exceptional English educators – Kellie Heintz, Michael Horne, Timothy Nolan and Rachel Williams – several of whom have been involved in shaping the Study Design, Reading and Creating | Reading and Comparing will ensure easy implementation of the new course.

The text is supplemented digitally with obook and assess, including further support for EAL students.


1. Introduction

  • What is this book about?
  • Information for VCE students
  • Entering the world of text
  • Productive reading practises

2. Reading and creating

2.1 Understanding texts

  • Textual conventions
  • How Form Influences Reading
  • Understanding texts

2.2 Analytical writing

  • The craft of writing
  • What does ‘analysis? mean?
  • Mechanics and techniques of analytical writing
  • Engaging with the world of the text
  • Developing an interpretation / reading of the text
  • Using textual evidence and quotations
  • Sample analytical responses
  • Understanding texts

2.3 Creative writing

  • The craft of creative writing
  • Mechanics and techniques of creative writing
  • How to use the text to inform a creative response

3. Reading and comparing

3.1 Reading for comparison

  • Reading to identify ideas, issues and themes
  • Understanding the author’s perspective
  • Constructing perspective through plot, character and setting
  • Identifying points of comparison
  • Note-taking (including note-taking sheets)

3.2 Making connections and contrasts

  • Texts with related issues and ideas
  • Comparing setting and context
  • Comparing elements of plot
  • Comparing characters
  • Comparing different forms of texts
  • Written and multimodal texts
  • Fiction and non-fiction texts
  • Comparing perspective and meaning
  • Considering contrasts
  • Evaluating differing personal interpretations

3.3 Comparative writing

  • Comparative essay topics
  • Planning for comparison
  • Identifying points of comparison
  • Topic terminology
  • Deconstructing essay topics
  • Steps/stages of planning
  • Constructing a response
  • Introductions
  • Body paragraphs
  • Conclusions
  • The mechanics of writing
  • Using the language of comparison
  • Using evidence
  • Putting it together

4. Toolkit

  • Templates
  • Sample SACs
  • Exam preparation
ISBN 9780190301170
Publisher Oxford University Press
Product Type Student Books,
Year Level Year 11, Year 12,
Author(s) Kellie Heintz, Michael Horne, Timothy Nolan, Rachel Williams

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