Senior English Skills Builder - Teacher obook/assess (Digital Access Only)

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This teacher resource is an integrated digital book packed with teaching programs, lesson ideas, worksheets, class tests, answers, and assessment tools designed for the Senior English Skills Builder student book.

Availability: Available Usually Dispatched In: 3 - 7 Business Days ISBN: 9780190300814 Brand/Publisher: Oxford University Press Categories: English

Part of the series Senior English Skills Builder.

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Practical and targeted teacher support is provided in digital format via Senior English Skills Builder: Teacher obook/assess.

obook provides teachers with access to the Student Book together with added extras like teaching programs, lesson ideas, worksheets, class tests and answers to all activities in the Student Book.

assess offers the ability to assign interactive quizzes and tests, gather results and monitor student performance.

Senior English Skills Builder: Student obook

This is the digital obook edition of Senior English Skills Builder.

The obook is a cloud-based web-book available anywhere, anytime, on any device, navigated by topic or by ‘page view’. assess is an indispensable online assessment tool, explicitly mapped to the Australian Curriculum that drives student progress through tailored instruction.The obook/assess offers students online and offline access, on any device, to a digital version of the text as well as the ability to add notes, bookmark, highlight, access the integrated complimentary Concise Oxford Dictionary, save answers and export work.

The third edition of Senior English Skills Builder has been updated to prepare pre-VCE students with the skills they require to achieve success in VCE English.

Ideally used at Year 10, this workbook includes units aligned to the new 2016 Study Design and the Australian Curriculum. Students will develop the skills needed to write analytical, creative and comparative responses to texts. Moreover, they will hone their ability to analyse persuasive language and argument, develop and present argument, improve oral communication and prepare thoroughly for an English examination.

Students who complete this program will be equipped with the writing skills required for success in VCE English with units covering punctuation, grammar, parts of speech and spelling strategies. The text provides opportunities for students to analyse high-scoring responses and to assess their own writing and also includes many suggestions for text pairings suitable for pre-VCE students.

Kate Tehan joins original authors Amanda Ford and Elizabeth Haywood to deliver this valuable resource, which is further supplemented digitally with obook and assess.


Part A: Writing Skills

  • Unit 1 Writing better sentences 
  • Unit 2 Punctuation and capital letters 
  • Unit 3 Writing topic sentences  
  • Unit 4 Paragraphs  
  • Unit 5 Linking words 
  • Unit 6 Active and passive voice 
  • Unit 7 Improving your spelling and broadening your vocabulary 
  • Unit 8 Common mistakes and commonly confused words 
  • Unit 9 Glossary of commonly confused words 

Part B: Reading and Creating

  • Unit 10 Form and genre  
  • Unit 11 The language of film 
  • Unit 12 Characterisation  
  • Unit 13 Imagery and metaphorical language  
  • Unit 14 Humour and mood   
  • Unit 15 Identifying a writer’s views and values  
  • Unit 16 Pulling it all together: Planning and writing an analytical text response  
  • Unit 17 Analytical text response: Self-assessment 
  • Unit 18 Forms of creative writing  
  • Unit 19 Narrative point of view 
  • Unit 20 Opening lines, dialogue and description 
  • Unit 21 Generating ideas from a text 
  • Unit 22 Pulling it all together: Planning a creative text response and justifying your choices

Part C: Reading and Comparing

  • Unit 23 Comparing concepts: Ideas, issues and themes  
  • Unit 24 Comparing features: Plot and events 
  • Unit 25 Comparing characters 
  • Unit 26 Comparing text constructionl Form, perspective, structure and style 
  • Unit 27 Comparing settings 
  • Unit 28 Pulling it all together: Planning your response to comparative essay topics

Part D: Analysing and Presenting Argument

  • Unit 29 Identifying different types of persuasive texts  
  • Unit 30 ‘Being positioned’: Author’s intention, context, form, audience and language  
  • Unit 31 Identifying faulty reasoning, bias and illogical arguments 
  • Unit 32 Analysing language: Layout, headlines and tone 
  • Unit 33 Analysing language: Visual texts  
  • Unit 34 Pulling it all together: Analysing language and argument 
  • Unit 35 Planning an analysis of language and argument 
  • Unit 36 Planning and writing a persuasive argument 
  • Unit 37 Mastering oral communication and planning an oral presentation

Part E: Exam Preparation

  • Unit 38 Text response examinations 
  • Unit 39 Comparative response examinations 
  • Unit 40 Language and argument analysis examinations

Glossary of metalanguage and literary terms

obook chapters

  • A1 Using a thesaurus and a dictionary
  • A2 Acknowledging your sources
  • B1 Creative writing: Editing, proofreading and self-assessment
  • C1 Comparative writing: Self-assessment
  • D1 Identifying an author’s point of view
  • D2 Analysing language and argument: Self-assessment
  • D3 Persuasive arguments: Self-assessment
ISBN 9780190300814
Publisher Oxford University Press
Product Type Teacher Resources,
Author(s) Amanda Ford; Elizabeth Haywood; Kate Tehan

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