National English Skills 8

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. 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

*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 8
Date of Publication 2011
ISBN 9781420229899
Subject English
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