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National English Skills Australian Curriculum 9 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. Intertextuality
    2. Context
    3. Words and images
    4. Success with words
    5. Persuasion and argument
    6. A new country for a new life
    7. So you want to be a writer?
    8. Issues and perspectives
    9. Media texts
    10. Up close and personal
    11. Appreciating short stories
    12. Exploring poetry
    13. English rules
    14. Genre
    15. Reviewing
    16. Drama
    Back-of-the-book dictionary

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