National English Skills 7

Author: Rex Sadler, Tom Hayllar & Viv Winter, Publisher: Macmillan

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.

Key features:

  • builds comprehension strategies, spelling and vocabulary development, and an understanding of grammar and language
  • focuses on the concepts of culture, identity and context throughout
  • provides high-interest literary, non-literary and media texts for appreciation, understanding and analysis
  • explores the structures and language features of all kinds of texts, including persuasive and visual texts
  • offers opportunities for students to apply their skills to create their own written, spoken and multimodal texts
  • addresses the cross-curriculum priorities outlined in the curriculum.


  1. Texts – purpose and audience
  2. Texts and contexts
  3. Narrative texts
  4. Recounting
  5. Informing
  6. How well do you spell?
  7. Looking at the movies
  8. The Dreaming and beyond
  9. Words in action
  10. Multimedia texts
  11. Understanding the novel
  12. Poets paint word pictures
  13. The short story
  14. Heroes
  15. Fantasy
  16. Let’s punctuate
  17. Fables
  18. Oral communication

*An earlier version of this title used to include digital components. As of January 2021, these digital components are no longer available.

More Information
Year Level Year 7
Date of Publication 2011
ISBN 9781420229882
Subject English
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