The third edition of Senior English Skills Builder has been updated to prepare pre-VCE students with the skills they require to achieve success in VCE English. Ideally used at Year 10, this workbook includes units aligned to the new 2016 Study Design and the Australian Curriculum. Students will develop the skills needed to write analytical, creative and comparative responses to texts. Moreover, they will hone their ability to analyse persuasive language and argument, develop and present argument, improve oral communication and prepare thoroughly for an English examination. Students who complete this program will be equipped with the writing skills required for success in VCE English with units covering punctuation, grammar, parts of speech and spelling strategies. The text provides opportunities for students to analyse high-scoring responses and to assess their own writing and also includes many suggestions for text pairings suitable for pre-VCE students. Kate Tehan joins original authors Amanda Ford and Elizabeth Haywood to deliver this valuable resource, which is further supplemented digitally with obook and assess.
Amanda Ford is a retired English teacher with many years of English teaching experience. Author of the market-leading Successful and Skillworks series.Elizabeth Haywood is a retired English teacher with many years of English teaching experience. Author of the market-leading Successfull and Skillworks series.Kate Tehan has a Bachelor of Arts and a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching from The University of Melbourne and is currently undertaking a Masters of Teaching (Research). She has taught English in government and Catholic schools in rural Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne. She currently teaches English and Legal Studies at Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak.
Senior English Skills Builder, 3EPart A: Writing SkillsUnit 1 Writing better sentences Unit 2 Punctuation and capital lettersUnit 3 Writing topic sentences Unit 4 Paragraphs Unit 5 Linking wordsUnit 6 Active and passive voiceUnit 7 Improving your spelling and broadening your vocabularyUnit 8 Common mistakes and commonly confused wordsUnit 9 Glossary of commonly confused wordsPart B: Reading and Creating Unit 10 Form and genre Unit 11 The language of film Unit 12 Characterisation Unit 13 Imagery and metaphorical language Unit 14 Humour and mood Unit 15 Identifying a writerâ€™s views and values Unit 16 Pulling it all together: Planning and writing an analytical text response Unit 17 Analytical text response: Self-assessmentUnit 18 Forms of creative writing Unit 19 Narrative point of viewUnit 20 Opening lines, dialogue and descriptionUnit 21 Generating ideas from a textUnit 22 Pulling it all together: Planning a creative text response and justifying your choicesPart C: Reading and Comparing Unit 23 Comparing concepts: Ideas, issues and themes Unit 24 Comparing features: Plot and eventsUnit 25 Comparing charactersUnit 26 Comparing text constructionl Form, perspective, structure and styleUnit 27 Comparing settingsUnit 28 Pulling it all together: Planning your response to comparative essay topicsPart D: Analysing and Presenting Argument Unit 29 Identifying different types of persuasive texts Unit 30 â€˜Being positionedâ€™: Authorâ€™s intention, context, form, audience and language Unit 31 Identifying faulty reasoning, bias and illogical argumentsUnit 32 Analysing language: Layout, headlines and tone Unit 33 Analysing language: Visual texts Unit 34 Pulling it all together: Analysing language and argument Unit 35 Planning an analysis of language and argumentUnit 36 Planning and writing a persuasive argumentUnit 37 Mastering oral communication and planning an oral presentationPart E: Exam PreparationUnit 38 Text response examinationsUnit 39 Comparative response examinationsUnit 40 Language and argument analysis examinations Glossary of metalanguage and literary termsobook chaptersA1 Using a thesaurus and a dictionaryA2 Acknowledging your sourcesB1 Creative writing: Editing, proofreading and self-assessmentC1 Comparative writing: Self-assessmentD1 Identifying an authorâ€™s point of viewD2 Analysing language and argument: Self-assessmentD3 Persuasive arguments: Self-assessment