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National English Skills Australian Curriculum 8 Student Book


This rich and innovative full-colour workbook comprises skills-based units that address all strands of the Australian Curriculum – Language, Literature and Literacy.

Written by some of Australia's leading authors, this lively, student-friendly book provides eighteen skills-based units covering a wide range of popular topics.

The topics:

    • build comprehension strategies, spelling and vocabulary development, and an understanding of grammar and language
    • focuses on the concepts of culture, identity and context
    • provide high-interest literary, non-literary and media texts for appreciation, understanding and analysis
    • explore the structures and language features of diverse texts, including persuasive and visual texts
    • offer opportunities for students to apply their skills to create written, spoken and multimodal texts
    • address the cross-curriculum priorities outlined in the curriculum.

Teacher book
This outstanding workbook is supported by a teacher book providing answers to all exercises.


    1. Culture and identity
    2. Visual texts
    3. Aboriginal perspectives
    4. Points of view
    5. Advertising
    6. Improve your spelling
    7. Breaking news
    8. Exploring stories
    9. Autobiography
    10. The novel
    11. The language of poetry
    12. The power of words
    13. Humour
    14. Science fiction
    15. Let's punctuate
    16. Drama
    17. Speaking out
    18. Using paragraphs

Back-of-the-book dictionary

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