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Building On... Achievement in Year 9 English - Established

By | Copyright Year:2011 | ISBN-13: 9780170195935

Building On … the popular series of English homework books for Year 9 and 10 students, is going where no New Zealand book has gone before: it is being offered as two compatible versions, differentiated to meet the needs of the range of abilities in your students.

The original, and probably most widely-used Established version is designed for students who are ‘comfortable’ with the skills required at this level, those who are refining their established skills.
For students who are still mastering these skills we have created a similar but simpler version, Developing.

It uses the same passages but edited in length; teaches the same skills but is less detailed to give these students the opportunity to complete the exercises in the same time that other students take to complete more detailed work. The quality remains the same, the work expected is tailored to a different student ability level.

Both books link to their corresponding “How to...” textbook, just as before.


Language activities from How to … Achieve in Year 9 English
Blank storyboard from How to … Achieve in Year 9 English
Looking at speechwriting

Unit 1 Understanding poetry
Unit 2 Creative writing
Prefixes and suffixes
Unit 3 Your school library
Library mix and match
Unit 4 Theme essay
Unit 5 Written close reading
Unit 6 Visual close reading – look and see
Visual close reading – questions
Unit 7 Understanding poetry
Poetry recap
Unit 8 Formal writing – how to plan
Formal writing – writing a great paragraph
Unit 9 Creative writing
Unit 10 Written close reading
Homonyms and homophones
Unit 11 Creating character notes
Unit 12 Poetry writing – Diamantes
Unit 13 Analyse a review
How to write … a film review
Unit 14 Making a visual image
Visual and verbal techniques
Unit 15 Visual close reading
Recap parts of speech
Unit 16 Character essay
Unit 17 Speech planning
Two speechwriting techniques
Unit 18 Visual close reading
Punctuation practice
Unit 19 Sentences make sense
Prepositions and conjunctions
Unit 20 Understanding poetry
New languages – texting and emailing
Unit 21 Speech marks
Proof reading
Unit 22 Who makes movies?
Unit 23 Visual close reading – look and see
Visual close reading – questions
Unit 24 Putting it all together
Unit 25 Putting it all together
Refill pages for your own work


By | ISBN-13: 9780170197533
The Building on....workbooks help teachers to quickly and effectively set useful homework that capitalises on classroom teaching. Alongside these workbooks the How to...textbooks focus on the bank of reading, writing, critical thinking and analysing skills junior students need to take into the senior classes. This Teacher's Resource contains suggested answers to the questions posed in both books.
$63.59 Available
By | ISBN-13: 9780170415958
This 2nd edition of the ever-popular How to ... Achieve in Year 9 English has been updated to reflect current teaching and curriculum changes. While still focusing on teaching essential skills quickly and effectively, resources and activities have been updated. Each unit in the textbook: • Introduces a skill. • Outlines the generic structure involved. • Highlights any significant style and language features. • Gives an annotated example. • Gives an example for students to work through.
$36.31 Available