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English Is ... English for the Australian Curriculum Year 9 & eBookPLUS

English Is ... English for the Australian Curriculum Year 9 & eBookPLUS
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Chumley
ISBN13 9781742467801
Pub date August 2012
Pages 240
RRP $44.95
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The English is… series uses a creative approach to learning to inspire students to embrace the English language in all its variations and develop key skills in reading, understanding and creating. It includes structured inquiry into the big ideas or concepts that support English, underpinned by the skills needed for literate citizenship.

KEY FEATURES

• Full coverage of the Australian Curriculum: English content descriptions allows students to achieve year level standards
• The text is always at the centre of the learning
Differentiated activities provide all students with an entry point to the texts through a Getting started, Working through and Going further grading
• Sub-unit structure allows for a dip-in, dip-out approach
Wordsmiths or mini-workshops drill down to teach key skills in a Tell me, Show me, Let me do it process
Ready to Read prepares less able readers to engage with the texts
Asian and Indigenous texts are featured along with classic, world, Australian and contemporary texts
• 'Need to know' explains key terms at point of need so that students learn English's metalanguage
Language, Literature and Literacy links connect to the Australian Curriculum content descriptions
• Wide variety of assessment options at the end of every unit with rubrics to guide students.
 
English is ... English for the Australian Curriculum Year 9 and eBookPLUS is a hard-copy of the student text accompanied by eBookPLUS.

> eBookPLUS resources include:

• Access from any digital device PC/MAC/iPad/Android Tablet.
Worksheets - Word documents designed for easy customisation and editing.
Interactivities and games to reinforce and enhance student learning.
eLessons - engaging video clips and supporting material.
Weblinks to relevant support material on the internet.
ProjectsPLUS - unique ICT-based projects that provide opportunities for students to demonstrate creativity, thinking skills and teamwork.

 

About eBookPLUS ix

How to use this book x

Acknowledgements xii

UNIT 1 Wordplay 1

Why and how is language powerful? 1

Powerful and playful words 3

Tuning in 3

1.1 Changing words 4

Where did English come from? 4

What do early forms of English look like? 4

Wordsmith . . . Loan words in English 7

How does our language reflect what we value? 8

1.2 Powerful words 13

How can words be used to persuade and promote? 13

Wordsmith . . . Creating portmanteau words 18

The language of propaganda 19

1.3 Playful words 22

How does language create humour? 22

The language of popular satire 22

The language of literary satire 26

Wordsmith . . . Writing humorously: Malapropisms and spoonerisms 29

Fighting back with words 30

Compose and create 32

UNIT 2 Intertextuality 35

How does intertextuality create richer reading and viewing experiences? 35

What is intertextuality? 37

Tuning in 37

2.1 sharing the content of texts 38

How do writers draw on previous ideas to create new works? 38

Intertextual links through  lm and painting 41

Intertextuality in an artwork 43

Wordsmith . . . Ways in which texts can connect: Content 44

2.2 intertextuality and context 46

How does society and culture a[1] ect intertextuality? 46

Reinventing Wonderland 46

Wordsmith . . . Ways in which texts can connect: Contexts 49

2.3 intertextuality and creators 51

How does intertextuality allow creators to bring their

Perspectives together? 51

Intertextuality through parody and allusions 53

Wordsmith . . . Ways in which texts can connect: Creators 56

Compose and create 58

VI English is … Year 9

UNIT 3 Identity 61

How is identity constructed? 61

Who am I? 63

Tuning in 63

3.1 Celebrity identity 64

How does the media construct identity? 64

Images of celebrity 64

Wordsmith . . . Reading visual texts 65

Celebrity identities in photographs and articles 66

3.2 identities under threat 70

How might political and social factors a ect personal or

Group identity? 70

Stolen children 73

Wordsmith . . . Text features of conversations 77

3.3 Culture and identity 78

How has our collective Australian identity changed over time? 78

Multimodal stories of Australians from other lands 79

Wordsmith . . . ‘Punctuation’ in spoken language 82

The great Australian dream 83

Compose and create 88

UNIT 4 Imagery 91

How and why does imagery appeal? 91

What is imagery? 93

Tuning in 93

4.1 Sensory images 94

How do writers use imagery to appeal to our physical senses? 94

‘Sense’ appeal 95

Wordsmith . . . Recognising sensory imagery 99

4.2 imagery and emotion 101

How do writers use imagery to evoke emotional responses? 101

Wordsmith . . . Making annotations when analysing texts 105

4.3 imagery that inspires action 107

How can imagery inspire people to take action? 107

Other views, other images 108

Imagery to make a protest 111

Wordsmith . . . Answering ‘how’ questions 114

Compose and create 116 

UNIT 5 Interpretation 119

How do we interpret texts, and what gives texts value? 119

What does it mean to ‘interpret’? 121

Tuning in 121

5.1 open to interpretation 122

What do we mean by perspectives, interests and values? 122

Insiders and outsiders in literary classics 122

Interpreting visual texts 127

Wordsmith . . . The sentence 130

5.2 Creative interpretations 132

How can we interpret texts imaginatively? 132

Wordsmith . . . How to write cohesively 134

Damsel in distress: The Lady of Shalott 136

Interpretation through adaptation 140

5.3 Analytical interpretation 142

How do we interpret texts analytically? 142

Wordsmith . . . Writing a paragraph 145

The analytical essay 146

Compose and create 150

UNIT 6 Relationships in narratives 153

How and why do writers of narratives create relationships between characters? 153

A recipe for creating character 155

Tuning in 155

6.1 Characters in context 156

How do writers create a context for their characters? 156

Wordsmith . . . Showing versus telling in narrative 162

6.2 Character relationships and the plot 163

How do writers use characters to drive the story to its climax? 163

Wordsmith . . . Using character relationships to drive a plot 169

6.3 using language to create relationships 170

How does a writer bring characters to life? 170

Wordsmith . . . Writing naturalistic dialogue 174

Compose and create 176

VIII English is … Year 8

UNIT 7 Representing ideas 179

How does language shape, reflect and represent ideas? 179

What’s the big idea? 181

Tuning in 181

7.1 truth and reality 182

Is your truth different to my truth? 182

Representations of identity 188

Wordsmith . . . Writing a running sheet for a multimodal

Presentation 192

7.2 the representation of ideas that inspire 193

Whose reality is it? 193

Anzacs in  lm 194

Another perspective on representing Gallipoli in  lm 195

Wordsmith . . . Vocabulary choices: Specificity versus abstraction 200

7.3 representing ideas and values 202

How are ideas and values represented in imaginative texts? 202

The idea of romantic love in earlier times 202

Wordsmith . . . Writing a comparative essay 204

Romantic love in contemporary times 206

Love, real and imagined 208

Compose and create 210

Projects PLUS 213

Classic character pro le 214

Representating popular culture 216

Glossary 218

Subject index 220

Author/Title index 222

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