English Is ... English for the Australian Curriculum Year 8 & eBookPLUS

Author: Haley et al, Publisher: Jacaranda

The English is… series uses a creative approach to learning to inspire students to embrace the English language in all its variations and develop key skills in reading, understanding and creating. It includes structured inquiry into the big ideas or concepts that support English, underpinned by the skills needed for literate citizenship.


  • Full coverage of the Australian Curriculum: English content descriptions allows students to achieve year level standards
  • The text is always at the centre of the learning
  • Differentiated activities provide all students with an entry point to the texts through a Getting started, Working through and Going further grading
  • Sub-unit structure allows for a dip-in, dip-out approach
  • Wordsmiths or mini-workshops drill down to teach key skills in a Tell me, Show me, Let me do it process
  • Ready to Read prepares less able readers to engage with the texts
  • Asian and Indigenous texts are featured along with classic, world, Australian and contemporary texts
  • 'Need to know' explains key terms at point of need so that students learn English's metalanguage
  • Language, Literature and Literacy links connect to the Australian Curriculum content descriptions
  • Wide variety of assessment options at the end of every unit with rubrics to guide students.

eBookPLUS Features

  • Access from any digital device PC/MAC/iPad/Android Tablet.
  • Worksheets - Word documents designed for easy customisation and editing.
  • Interactivities and games to reinforce and enhance student learning.
  • eLessons - engaging video clips and supporting material.
  • Weblinks to relevant support material on the internet.
  • ProjectsPLUS - unique ICT-based projects that provide opportunities for students to demonstrate creativity, thinking skills and teamwork.
More Information
Year Level Year 8
Date of Publication July 2012
ISBN 9781742467757
Subject English