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Taking on the International Baccalaureate

IB structure is explained with one school’s interpretation of this into a meaningful English program, using Anita Desai’s book Clear Light of Day for detailed study. The worksheet includes novel stud...

Fundamentals of English: Approaches to the Area of Study

This unit is based on the concept of the city and prepares students for work in the Standard and ESL courses in year 11.

Cooperative Learning and Thinking Tools

Rita Van Haren gives a brief overview of the rationale for using thinking tools to develop cooperative learning and then offers some practical examples of what to use and how to use it.

Processes of Meaning

This PowerPoint presentation opens up the processes of meaning making in the discipline of English. It may be useful in mapping the subject for conceptual based programming.

Hassle free blogging in the English Classroom

Rogan Jacobson gives some clues into ways we can use blogs in the classroom.

Mutlimedia unit for year 8

The Study of Multimedia: a unit for a year 8 class to promote skills in critically reading multimedia texts and knowledge of how these texts are constructed produced at Knox Grammar School.

Idealism in Literature: A Conceptual Unit of Work

Saurabh Bhattancharya presents a unit outline for a preliminary Area of Study on Idealism using Thoreau and Chekhov.

Characterisation program Years 5-8

Norfolk Island Central School worked with their primary teachers to produce this program on characterisation.

English Studies content endorsed course

English Studies Cours e – alternative pathway to those students who do not want to follow an academic line of study. Two pilot schools offer their experiences.

Writings from the East

Angelina Bea, Premier’s Teacher’s Scholarship Winner 2013, showcases a range of authentic Asian texts for the English classroom.

Concept PD

A PowerPoint template for guiding a faculty in exploring a textual concept and how it may be taught.

An English curriculum snapshot, 7 - 10

Outlines of programs for all units of work, 7 - 10, in a school year at Reddam House.


Reviewed in this issue: Textbooks, novels, short story book and graphic novel Textbooks : English for the Australian Curriculum Book 1 ; Pearson English 7 ; Pearson English 8 ;

Teaching characterisation

Terms and ideas to consider when teaching and programming characterisation.

Boys' literacy: using theory to inform practice

This unit for Year 11 on Representations of the Body is contextualised by an introduction which outlines issues around literacy, the nature of the debates around boys' literacy.
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