Essential English Skills for the Australian Curriculum has been revised to cover the language and literacy strands of the Australian Curriculum: English with a focus on introducing key language and literacy skills in Years 7&8 and consolidating and developing those skills in Years 9&10. Units in each workbook are organised by skill and cover grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, reading, comprehension, writing and editing.
Carefully and clearly graded worksheets cater to different learning abilities in every topic, providing a multilevel approach to these key language and literacy skills and giving every student an achievable starting point and the opportunity to extend their skills.
Fully integrated ICT exercises encourage students to develop skills in reading digital texts and to explore the impact of digital technologies on their own language and literacy development.
Writing, Interacting and Technology Challenges invite students to expand language skills beyond reading and writing, and encourage meaningful interactions with others through small group work and oral presentations.
Each unit is introduced with teaching pages that explain key concepts with appropriate detail, visual learning techniques and examples allowing students to work independently in class or at home.
A phonics approach to spelling helps students develop a secure grasp of the essential sound and spelling patterns.
A cognitive model for comprehension allows students to learn about certain language and text features as they are reading.
A strong focus on vocabulary development and grammar basics ensure students can apply basic concepts to their own writing across disciplines as well as in the English classroom.
Proofreading and editing tools encourage students to review their own work and equip them with the skills they need to develop their writing and language use.
The Australian Curriculum strands are explicitly identified allowing easy indication of the material that fits into the strands.
Primary / High School
For Ages: 10 - 13 years old
For Grades: 6 - 9
Published: 15th October 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.0
Weight (kg): 0.58