NSW HSC English EAL/D Modules Print Workbook

Author: Shelley McNamara, Publisher: Qwiller

HSC English EAL/D Modules is a practical hybrid writing and study guide designed to prepare students for HSC English EAL/D Papers 1 & 2 and the Listening Paper. Effective writing strategies for imaginative and analytical writing and modelled responses written to syllabus requirements are included to help students develop their understanding of the prescribed texts and comprehensively write responses for each module in the HSC English EAL/D Examination, Papers 1 & 2, plus the Listening Paper.

This book includes material on:

  • syllabus requirements for each module
  • understanding Module A: Texts and Human Experiences
  • understanding Module B: Language, Identity and Culture
  • responding to listening texts
  • analysis of language forms and features in all prescribed texts for Modules A, B & C
  • analytical writing strategies and modelled responses
  • imaginative, discursive and persuasive writing strategies and modelled responses
  • sample Paper 1, Paper 2 & Listening Paper and marking criteria.

Through using this book, students will gain a thorough understanding of how texts communicate key ideas and concepts relevant to the English EAL/D Modules through language forms and features and key ideas and concepts.

Using this book allows students to:

  • work independently or with the guidance of a teacher while directed by syllabus-based modelled responses
  • develop their analytical writing skills for Module A, Module B & Module C
  • develop their imaginative, discursive and persuasive writing skills for Module D: Focus on Writing
  • reflect on their own process of writing imaginatively
  • develop listening skills
  • develop skills in writing clear sentences, using effective punctuation, suitable for HSC English EAL/D anaytical and imaginative responses
  • develop knowledge of and skills in writing about their prescribed texts
  • develop skills in connecting key concepts in their prescribed texts for school-based assessment.


  1. Syllabus Requirements
  2. Understanding Module A: Texts and Human Experiences
  3. Analysing Reading Task Texts
  4. Understanding Module B: Language, Identity & Culture
  5. Analytical Writing
  6. Module D: Focus on Writing
  7. Responding to Listening Texts
  8. Sample HSC English EAL/D Exam

Module A: Texts and Human Experiences

  1. Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett
  2. The China Coin by Allan Baillie
  3. My People by Oodgeroo Noonuccal
  4. At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners by Ken Watson (ed.)
  5. Rainbow’s End by Jane Harrison
  6. The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Ernesto Guevara
  7. Unpolished Gem by Alice Pung
  8. I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb
  9. One Night the Moon by Rachel Perkins
  10. Go Back to Where You Came From by Ivan O’Mahoney

Module B: Language, Identity and Culture

  1. Swallow the Air by Tara June Winch
  2. Contemporary Asian Australian Poets by Adam Aitken, Kim Cheng Boey and Michelle Cahill (eds)
  3. Selected Poetry of Langston Hughes
  4. Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler
  5. Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah by Alana Valentine
  6. Toyo by Lily Chan
  7. Ten Canoes by Rolf de Heer
  8. Reindeer in My Saami Heart by Janet Merewether

Module C: Close Study of Text

  1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  2. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  3. The Striped World by Emma Jones
  4. Away by Michael Gow
  5. Namatjira by Scott Rankin
  6. Romulus, My Father by Raimond Gaita
  7. The Truman Show by Peter Weir
  8. Waste Land by Lucy Walker
  • List of Texts
More Information
Year Level Year 12
Edition 1st
Date of Publication October 2020
ISBN 9781925624830
Subject English, English (EAL/D)