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Oxford Big Ideas English 8 : Student Textbook - Australian Curriculum - Susan Leslie

Oxford Big Ideas English 8

Student Textbook - Australian Curriculum


Published: 2nd December 2011
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Oxford Big Ideas English is a brand-new series for junior English specifically written for the Australian Curriculum. It offers an innovative approach based on conceptual learning that encourages students’ thinking by exposing them to a wide range of texts in different modes and from different cultural contexts. In line with the Australian Curriculum: English, Language, Literature and Literacy ideas are explored in every chapter of the book offering a comprehensive and ready-to-use teaching program that will help you and your students make a smooth transition to the new Australian Curriculum.

Research shows that students achieve greater success when their learning is connected to 
key concepts. The Oxford Big Ideas English series offers an innovative conceptual approach that encourages students’ thinking by presenting the key questions or big ideas at the core of junior English studies.

About the Author

Susan Leslie first taught at university and then English in schools for a number of years, before moving to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority where she worked as a Project Manager in Assessment and then as Curriculum Manager: English. Since 2007 she has worked as an education consultant, maintaining her keen interest in both curriculum and assessment. In addition to Oxford VCE English, she has also developed and written Oxford Big Ideas English textbooks for Years 7 and 8, based on the new Australian Curriculum.

Kate Dullard studied English, Linguistics and History at the University of Melbourne before embarking on studies in education. She has taught English at all secondary levels, as well as History and International Politics. Kate recently completed a Masters of Education, looking at the use of Thinking Routines in the English classroom. She is currently teaching English at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School.

Clare Ridgway-Faye is a teacher of English, Humanities and Classical Studies, currently at Princes Hill Secondary College. She has worked at school level and with Oxford University Press on developing English and History curriculum resources for the Australian Curriculum.

Part 1: What does our  language say about us?
1.1 How are language and identity related?
1.2 How does the way we use language identify us with different groups and communities?
1.3 How do we use language to express our individuality?
1.4 How do we use language to conceal ourselves?

Part 2: How do we combine the old and the new in narrative texts?
2.1 How do we draw on existing texts to create new ones?
2.2 How and why do creators of texts refer to other texts?
2.3 How do we adapt a text to make something new?
2.4 Why do we respond to texts so differently?

Part 3: How do we create texts to inform and persuade?
3.1 What is the difference between presenting information and presenting a point of view?
3.2 How do we present information in different forms?
3.3 How can we get people to see our point of view?
3.4 Can a text be informative and persuasive?

Part 4: How can narrative texts shape the way we see people and issues?
4.1 What is the relationship between narrative texts and how we see people and issues?
4.2 How can a picture book shape the way we see people and issues?
4.3 How can a play shape the way we see people and issues?
4.4 How can an autobiography shape the way we see people and issues?

Part 5: How do literary texts show who we are and what is important to us?
5.1 How are literary texts and identity connected?
5.2 How can an autobiography explore the link between landscape and identity?
5.3 How can a novel explore the link between landscape and identity?
5.4 How can a multimodal text explore the link between landscape and identity?
5.5 How can a poem explore the link between landscape and identity?

ISBN: 9780195570458
ISBN-10: 0195570456
Series: Oxford Big Ideas English
Audience: Primary / High School
For Grades: 8
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 2nd December 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Weight (kg): 0.89