Secondary English Subscriptions (Years 7-12)




Subscribe to Secondary English Subscriptions to access numerous work ebooks/units of work written by Shelley McNamara. 

Through using these work ebooks students learn skills in creating, reading, writing, speaking, responding, viewing and representing. All the resources are fully aligned wth the Australian English Curriculum. All titles are also aligned with the NSW Syllabi for the Australian curriculum - Years 7-12.

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to purchase the corresponding workbooks (print copies) you need to purchase these separately.
 
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Types of subscriptions

What are the subscriptions about?

What titles are available?

Who are they for?

How have they been developed?

What's the content of each work ebook?

How are work ebooks delivered to students & teachers?

How can you purchase the subscription?

What’s the copyright?

What does it cost?

What’s the site license?

What do people say?

Types of Subscriptions

There are two types of subscriptions, which are as follows:
Level 1: English and creative writing work ebooks only (Years 7-12)
Level 2: English work ebooks and units of work (Years 7-12)

Level 3: Individual English work ebooks only(Years 7-12).


All subscriptions do not include HSC English Hybrid Writing/Study Guides, such as Common Module, Standard English and Advanced English are excluded. Click here for information about the Annual Site Licence for these ebooks, which give access to all faculty members and students in the HSC English cohort.

What are the Secondary English Subscriptions about?

The Secondary English Subscriptions runs from November to November every two years. By November of the second year, new work ebooks will be available. Each second year in November membership is renewed as new titles are added. However you will always have access to the work ebooks (and units) from the year you subscribed.    

The teaching and learning sequences in the work ebooks (and units of work) provide the activities for students to learn about a particular concept and develop their skills in writing, reading, speaking, creating and listening about that concept.

These work ebooks (and units of work) are for the purchasing school's faculty use only. Each staff member is able to store each work ebook (and unit of work) on their computer. The work ebooks (and units of work) are able to be transferred to students, although restrictions apply for printing.If you wish to print the ebooks, please send a copyright notice to Copyright & Lending Agency (CAL).

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What titles are available?

Year 11 & 12

  • Comparative Study of Looking for Richard and Richard III (film and play)
  • Exploring Textual Conversations between Looking for Richard and King Richard III (film and play)
  • Critical Study of Gail Jones' Sixty Lights (novel)
  • Exploring Literary Mindscapes in Gail Jones' Sixty Lights (novel)
  • Close Study of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (novel)
  • Reading to Write: Exploring and Creating Modernists Texts (non fiction, artworks, short stories, novel extracts)
  • People and Politics in W.H. Auden's Poetry (poetry)
  • Critical Study of Selected Poems by WH Auden (poetry)
  • Critical Study of Kazuo Ishiguro’s An Artist of the Floating World (novel)
  • Exploring Human Experiences in Selected Poems by Kenneth Slessor and Related Texts (poetry)

Years 9-10

Drama Studies

  • Exploring Cultural Representations in Debra Oswald’s Skate

Genre Studies

  • Analysing and Creating Humorous Texts 

  • Exploring Power and Privilege in Fairytales (short stories, film)

Novel Studies

  • Exploring Literary Merit in To Kill a Mocking Bird 

Years 7-8

Drama Studies

  • Exploring Stagecrafting and Cultural Connections in Jack Davis' Honeyspot 
  • Analysing Textual Integrity in Rabindranath Tagore’s The Post Office(drama)

Genre Studies

  • Analysing and Creating Picture Books
  • Exploring Gothic Horror in Neil Gaiman’s Coraline
  • Re-Writing Fairytales (short stories, film)

Novel Studies

  • Exploring Ethical Issues in John Marsden's Tomorrow When the War Began
  • Exploring Characterisation, Voice and Transformation in Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness


Creative Writing
  • Life Writing
  • The Writers' Guide
  • Crafting Storytelling

Click here for more information about each English work ebook.

Click here for more information about each creative writing work ebook.

Click here for more information on individual units of work.

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Who are they for?

The work ebooks (and units of work) are for English teachers who teach English curriculums around the world. The proposed student age group for each work ebook/unit is indicated on the information page. Students may also find these work ebooks useful for their own individual study. 

At the moment all work ebooks/units are aligned with the Australian English Curriculum for years 7-12 and the NSW English Syllabi for years 7-12. Customised units of work to meet the needs of state-based curriculums are available and can be included in the subscriptions. However, the work ebooks can still be used by teachers referring to different English curriculums around the world. Click here to contact Qwiller to see how we can cater for your individual needs. Click here for more information about English curriculums.

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How have they been developed?

The work ebooks are usually created in conjunction with a unit of work, but they can be used independently. Firstly I decide on the concept, key questions, unit focus, assessment task and curriculum content descriptions. I also consider cross curriculum priorities and general capabilities. Then I backward map by creating the teaching and learning strategies.

At Qwiller we consistently research innovative teaching strategies and content appropriate for teaching English to secondary students. We strive to make our resources engaging, thought provoking and relevant to students and teachers.

We also base our work ebooks/units on particular concepts. 

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What’s the content of each unit of work?

  • Information about the concept and text types, for example definitions and appropriate audience and purpose
  • Activities that explicitly develop English skills in general and for the assessment task or creative writing piece
  • Activities that integrate the three strands – literature, language and literacy
  • A variety of activities that cater for different learning styles, interests and abilities
  • Word banks and vocabulary activities (for years 7-10)
  • Modelled responses and scaffold activities to support writing
  • Integrated language and literacy activities about spelling, punctuation and/or grammar where appropriate and relevant to context
  • Development of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and creating skills embedded in the information and activities
  • Group, individual and pair activities and discussions
  • ICT components

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How are resources delivered?

  • Once you have purchased your Secondary English Subscription, you will be sent an email with log in details.

  • From there, you will be able to access the work ebooks/units and save them to your computer, ready to be sent to the librarian for distribution to students. 

  • When school's purchase a Secondary English Subscription they agree to use their school's library system to deliver the ebooks to the cohort of students for the allocated year corresponding with the title. This will assist in reducing file sharing and enable schools to monitor student use of the ebooks. For Level 2 units of work, these can saved directly onto teacher's personal computers.
     
  • PDF files are used.
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    How can you purchase the subscriptions?

    Click here to be taken to a list of Secondary English Subscriptions. Click on the link to the subscription you are interested in and you will be taken to a check out.

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    What’s the copyright?

    All work ebooks/units are under copyright – they are for faculty use only.

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to unusual circumstances, currently permission is granted to purchasing schools to print and photocopy and distribute work ebooks to students.   

    When you purchase a Secondary English Subscription for your faculty, the faculty is entitled to:

    - transfer each work ebook/unit to members of the school's faculty

    - print each unit of work and work ebook once only

    - display each work ebook electronically with the class through Smartboards, etc.

    - transfer work ebooks to students to use.

    A remuneration notice must be given to a Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) if educational institutions wish to photocopy for educational purposes under the Act part of each work ebook after it has been printed once. Then, a maximum of 10% of the unit of work and work ebook is allowed to be copied or photocopied by any educational institution for its educational purposes. For details of the CAL license contact: Copyright Agency Limited, Level 15, 233 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW 2000. Telephone: (02) 9394 7600. Facsimile: (02) 9394 7601.

    Email: info@copyright.com.au 

    Transferring files to teachers, students and the general public outside the purchasing school's faculty is strictly prohibited. Please respect the intellectual property of writers and direct other teachers and Heads of Departments to the website for them to purchase their own subscription. Click here for more information about the Terms of Use of this website.

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    What does it cost?

    As a faculty, you can purchase a Secondary English sSubscription to access all units of work and work ebooks available. Click on links to purchase.

    Level 1: English and creative writing work ebooks only (Years 7-12)
    Cost - $550
    Level 2: English work ebooks and units of work (Years 7-12)
    Cost - $650
    Level 3: Individual English work ebooks (Years 7-12)
    Cost: $100 per title

    Membership ends November 2021. By the end of November 2021 the membership can be renewed when new units of work and work ebooks will be added.

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    What’s the site license?

    A subscription purchase entitles you to use the work ebooks/units with the school's faculty members and students. 

    Contact Qwiller to find out more. Click here to contact Qwiller.

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    What do people say? 

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