1 Perspectives on work
3 Cause advertising
4 Short story study: ‘White Fantasy- Black Fact’ by Jack Davis
5 Exploring an issue: sharks
6 Political animals
8 Gender bending
9 Short story study: ‘To Build a Fire’ by Jack London
10 Graphic novels
12 Class acts
13 A lot of world
14 Possible futures
15 Film study: ‘Mad Bastards’
16 The future of work
17 Beyond school
A broad range of text types including film, television, short stories, newspaper articles, multimodal texts, biographies, autobiographies, speeches, graphic novels and more.
Rich learning tasks that contribute to teachers’ assessment programs.
Work samples which act as models for students’ own work, including summaries, reports, narratives and correspondence.
Scaffolds for learning tasks explaining the processes, techniques and skills required to create different text types.
Pre-reading tasks accompany passages to give purpose to students’ reading.
Written and discussion activities following passages to develop inferential, critical and applied reading skills.
Detailed explanations of the key reading and writing skills required for success in English and in post-school activities.
Treatment of topical issues such as those related to technology, the environment, society and modern lifestyles.
Real-world case studies, including consumer rights, job hunting, life after school, and work, which build practical communication skills.
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