Part 1 Using words - exploring parts of speechUnit 1 Nouns name - abstract nouns, nominalisation and other noun functionsUnit 2 Adjectives add - using adjectives in writingUnit 3 Adjectives add - using adjectives appropriatelyUnit 4 Pronouns in place - indefinite and relative pronounsUnit 5 Pronouns in place - pronoun agreement and formUnit 6 Verbs alive - active and passive voiceUnit 7 Verbs alive - regular and irregular verbsUnit 8 Actively adverbs - using and modifying adverbsUnit 9 Preposition position - choosing the correct prepositionsUnit 10 Conjunctions connect - choosing the best conjunctionsPart 2 Building sentences - combining words and creating sentencesUnit 11 Sorting sentences - improving your sentences Unit 12 Sorting sentences - commands, exclamations, interjectionsUnit 13 Finding phrases - idiomatic phrases and definite/indefinite articlesUnit 14 Capturing clauses - improving clauses in sentencesPart 3 Exploring language in use - using punctuation and other language devicesUnit 15 Punctuation punch-abbreviations, contractions, hyphens and numbersUnit 16 World of words-slang, jargon and colloquialismsUnit 17 World of words-cliches, acronyms and euphemismsUnit 18 World of words-puns, symbols and idiomsUnit 19 Talking tone-how tone works in textsUnit 20 Seeing style-how style works in textsPart 4 Creating texts - composing texts and using text featuresUnit 21 Text tips - Plan your writingUnit 22 Text tips - articles, reports and instructional writingUnit 23 Text tips - writing an essayUnit 24 Text tips - analysing feature writingUnit 25 Text tips - editing and referencing your writing
Paul Grover has been a teacher and Head Teacher of English and History in NSW high schools for more than 35 years. He has worked as a Supervisor of Marking and Coordinating Supervisor of Marking in HSC English for the NSW Board of Studies for more than ten years, and has been an active member of the English Teachers Association of NSW, regularly presenting workshops at local, regional, state and national conferences. In 2011 Paul was awarded a Quality Teaching Award from the Riverina Department of Education and Communities, and a NSW Professional Teaching Council Professional Excellence Award. He has authored and edited a large number of books for teachers and students in English and History, most recently the Oxford English series for the Australian Curriculum. Currently Paul is Lecturer in Education at Charles Sturt University, Albury-Wodonga Campus. Deb McPherson is an experienced English teacher. For over fifteen years she helped select English texts for the NSW Higher School Certificate. When she was a Senior Curriculum Officer at the NSW Board of Studies she worked on the development of the 2002 English Years 7-10 Syllabus and helped implement that syllabus when she was Manager of English for the NSW Department of Education and Training. She is the author of four anthologies of Australian non-fiction for Oxford University Press, co-author of Oxford HSC English and the Oxford online Enriching Literature series. She has lectured in English and literacy at the universities of Newcastle and Wollongong. Jane Sherlock has been an experienced, enthusiastic and passionate teacher of English for over 35 years. She has been involved in the new English syllabus for the Australian Curriculum, first in the draft writing stages in 2010 with the NSW Board of Studies and now as a presenter throughout NSW. Jane is also an author of a number of English textbooks including the national award- winning Oxford HSC English. Jane is a part time tutor and marker for the universities of Wollongong and Charles Sturt. In 2009 Jane received the Australian College of Educators award for her contribution to education.