Years 7-10 English Work eBooks

Ages:    11-16

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Below is a list of the  English work ebooks available and details about each work ebook. Click on the links for more information.

Australian Stories

Ocean Dreaming

Facing Fears

Love, Glorious Love

Creating Picture Books

Scary Stuff

Ethical Issues

Love, Glorious Love

Protesting for Change

Humour Me

Literary Merit

Australian Stories

Years 9-10
Available as a PDF file, print on demand and PDF + print


This workbook will develop student skills in exploring and creating Australian stories through analysis and interpretation of perspectives and voice in creative and nonfiction texts such as prose poetry, narratives, documentaries and YouTube clips. Students will consider Australia’s identity and explore multicultural, Aboriginal and historical Australian stories and use these as inspiration to create their own stories that represent their perception of Australian culture and life. Students will create YouTube clips that represent their contribution to a 21st century Australian voice and an Australian story documentary.


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Ocean Dreaming 

Years 9-10
Available as a PDF file, print on demand and PDF + print



In this workbook students will look at various texts about marine conservation to develop and awareness of how they can contribute to conserving the marine environment. Students will analyse various media texts, such as posters and video advertisements in order to determine messages conveyed and how the responder is positioned to adopt certain ideas and take action. Students will learn how to create texts that borrow from other texts and use stimulus to create imaginative texts, such as Dreamtime stories and manga that convey possibilities in relation to marine conservation.


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Facing Fears

Years 7-8

Available as a PDF file, print on demand and PDF + print


This work ebook focuses on a study of 
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness to develop skills in analysing and writing about how the author uses characterisation, voice and transformation to tell an engaging and meaningful story. The unit is framed by the idea of ‘facing fears’. Students will reflect on their own fears and hopes and create texts that challenge their own assumptions about themselves. Students will write and deliver a speech about how the author uses characterisation, voice and transformation to create a compelling story.

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Love, Glorious Love

Years 9-10
Available as a PDF file, print on demand and PDF + print



This work ebook focuses on a comparison of Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story. Students will learn about the narrative elements of each text, including the plot, characters, setting, themes and language and stylistic features. Students will also learn to write about the relationships between texts from different time periods and develop an appreciation for the value in comparing texts in an academic sense. Students will write a comparative essay aboutthe two key texts. 

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Creating Picture Books

Years 7-8
Available in PDF, MobiePub files and print on demand



This work ebook provides students with the opportunity to explore the genre of picture books for both adults and children. Students learn about the definitions, features, styles, genres and types of picture books. Students develop an understanding of and skills in creating the various written and visual elements of picture books, including the front and back cover and narrative elements such as characters and settings. Students apply their knowledge and skills about these written and visual elements by creating their own picture book for either a child or adult audience.
  

 

Click on the following sample pages to find out more about the type of information and activities you will find in Creating Picture Books: a student e-workbook.

 

Creating Picture Books Content Page

Creating Picture Books Links to Australian English Curriculum

Creating Picture Books Links to NSW English Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

Creating Picture Books Lesson

 

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Scary Stuff

Years 7-8
Available in PDFMobiePub files and print on demand


This work ebook provides students with the opportunity to explore the genre of horror by learning about the features of horror stories, including the gothic mode. Students develop an understanding of and skills in creating horror short stories for a teenage audience, including narrative elements such as characters, settings, themes and structure. They develop skills in adapting and transforming existing horror texts into different forms for a variety of purposes and audiences. Students will also study and analyse Coraline by Neil Gaiman as an example of a gothic horror short story. 

 

Click on the following sample pages to find out more about the type of information and activities you will find in Scary Stuff: a student work ebook.


Scary Stuff Content Page

Scary Stuff Lesson

Scary Stuff Links to NSW English Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum



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Ethical Issues in Tomorrow When the War Began

Year 8
Available in PDFMobiePub files and print on demand



In this work ebook students will explore ethical issues in Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden and other texts about war such as poetry, short stories, and historical speeches and images. Students will assess the representation of ethical issues in texts and compare them to their own ethical values. They will critically analyse the language features and forms of various war texts and reflect personally on war texts. Students will examine the relationships between various war texts and explore the similarities and differences between ethical issues in various war texts. 

Ethical Issues Content Page

Ethical Issues Lesson

Ethical Issues Links to NSW English Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum


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Love, Glorious Love

Years 9-10

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Protesting for Change

Year 9-10
Available in PDFMobiePub files and print on demand


In​ this​ work ebook​ students​ will​ be​ looking​ at​ ideas​ about​ social​ issues​ and​ change​ and​​ how to​ empower​ themselves to​ create​ protest​ texts​ that​ bring​ about​​ 'a​ better​ world'​ to​ live​ in.​ The​ following​ social​ issues​ will​ be​ investigated​ and​ researched:​ what​ is​ social​ protest,​ the​ history​ of​ social​ protest,​ motivations​ for​ social​ protest,​​ non-violent,​ group​​ and​ individual forms​ of​ ​social​ protest​ and​ social​ protest​ as​ a​ form​ of​ agency.​ ​Student will​ explore​ a​ range​ of​ protest​ songs,​​​ lyrics​ and poetry​​ by​ a​ variety​ of​ composers​ to​ critically​ analyse​ the​ use​ of​ language​ features​,​ text​ forms​ and​ structures​ of​ protest​ texts and create protest poetry and song lyrics.
   

Click on the following sample pages to find out more about the type of information and activities you will find in Protesting for Change.


Protesting for Change Content Page

Protesting for Change Lesson

Protesting for Change Links to NSW English Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum


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Humour Me

Year 9-10
Available in PDFMobiePub files and print on demand



In this work ebook students will analyse a variety of visual and written humourous texts from different time periods.  They will analyse and evaluate short stories, poetry, media texts, television shows and film extracts for their comic effects. Students will develop an understanding of how the audience and purpose of humourous texts affects meaning and how humourous texts make social commentary. Students will become familiar with types of humour and how humour is created in and through texts through visual and written techniques. Students will develop skill in listening as well as writing a script for either an existing or new sitcom. 


Click on the following sample pages to find out more about the type of information and activities you will find in Humour Me.


Humour Me Content Page

Humour Me Lyrics Lesson

Humour Me Links to NSW English Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum


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Literary Merit in To Kill a Mocking Bird

Year 9-10
Available in PDFMobiePub files and print on demand



This work ebook looks at the meaning and significance of literature in our world today. Students will analyse narrative elements, such as plot, characters, themes, settings, narrative viewpoint and writing style in To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee in order to determine the literary merit of the text. Students will consider ethical issues in the novel and evaluate ideas in the novel against their own values and attitudes. Students will compare ideas and techniques in the film and novel versions of the text. Students will learn about the nature of literary critiques, and develop skills in using the language and structural features of essay writing. Students will write an essay assessing literary merit in the novel. 
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