English resources for New South Wales

Insight Text Guides

Each Insight Text Guide features:

  • An overview of the text for quick reference, including notes on the author’s life and work, a plot synopsis, a character map and brief character summaries
  • Discussion of the historical, cultural and social contexts relevant to the text
  • Close analysis of each chapter/scene/story, with chapter questions
  • Detailed analysis of characters, themes and ideas
  • Discussion of different responses to and interpretations of the text
  • Guidelines on successful essay writing
  • Essay topics, a sample analysis of a topic and a sample essay on the text.

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Daily Language Practice Series

The Daily Language Practice Series features:

  • Forty weeks of ten-minute daily activities that develop grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary and reading comprehension skills
  • Varied text types and engaging topics for reading comprehension tasks
  • A wide variety of activity types, including NAPLAN-style questions
  • Progress charts to help identify areas for improvement
  • Vocabulary sheets to track and reinforce retention of new words
  • Complete answer sheets, available online.

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Film Analysis Handbook

Insight’s Film Analysis Handbook 2nd edition is a comprehensive film analysis reference available for Years 7 to 12. The first edition, released in 2005, has been booklisted across Australia and internationally. The second edition is fully updated with new film examples and an engaging new design. Relevant to English, Media Studies and Film Studies, the Film Analysis Handbook is a one-stop reference for any genre of film, with examples that build on students’ own viewing experiences.


  • More than 160 full-colour photographs illustrating key terms and film techniques
  • Excellent strategies and straightforward models for writing about film
  • Discussion of the technical aspects of filmmaking
  • Analysis of genres, narratives, intertextuality and more.

Insight Achieve Series

Each Practice and Achieve title features:

  • Clear, concise explanations that make concepts easy to understand
  • Step-by-step guidelines, advice and tips for applying knowledge
  • Wide variety of practice questions to improve students’ skills
  • Complete answer key.

Each Achieve Worksheets title features:

  • Low-, mid- and high-demand worksheets and spelling lists that build proficiency in grammar, punctuation, spelling and vocabulary
  • Mark allocations that enable assessment of skills
  • Easy-to-use answer key and score sheets that allow progress to be tracked.

Each Achieve Tests title features:

  • Low-, mid- and high-demand worksheets and spelling lists that build proficiency in grammar, punctuation, spelling and vocabulary
  • Mark allocations that enable assessment of skills
  • Easy-to-use answer key and score sheets that allow progress to be tracked.

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Insight Shakespeare Plays

Developed and written by leading teachers and Shakespearean specialists, each text in the Insight Shakespeare Plays series contains the play text as well as detailed background notes and a wide range of questions and activities. Shakespeare’s techniques and conventions are explained thoroughly and accessibly, and key vocabulary is defined throughout, giving students confidence with the language. Brief synopses and ‘Before you read’ notes before each scene guide students in their reading, while graded questions after each scene enhance understanding and lead to higher-level explorations of language and ideas.


  • Accessible text notes on each page of the play text
  • A brief synopsis, character list and key vocabulary at the start of each scene, to orient students to the text
  • Stimulating historical background information, explanations of themes and techniques, and different interpretations compared and contrasted
  • Numerous questions and activities for varied exploration of the play, including ideas for performance, creative writing, illustration and analysis.

Othello 2nd edition

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Macbeth 2nd edition

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King Lear 2nd edition

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Hamlet 2nd edition

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Insight Study Plans

As methods of learning continue to evolve, Insight Publications has looked at how best to provide teachers and students with reliable and adaptable resources that cater to a variety of student circumstances. Insight Study Plans have been specially designed to offer students easy and affordable access to English learning.

Insight Study Plans provide ten-week sets of complete English lessons that students can work through independently or under teacher or parental supervision.

Drawing from a variety of best-selling Insight English resources, each week’s plan is equivalent to a week’s worth of classroom content and helps students to develop and reinforce key English skills through engaging and scaffolded activities. A clear outline of the tasks to be completed on each school day eliminates the need for guesswork for both students and teachers. Also included are online charts that indicate Australian curriculum content for each week.

Supporting the Australian Curriculum for English Years 7–10, Insight Study Plans provide students with focused, uninterrupted learning wherever they are.


  • Ten weeks of complete English lessons in one easy-to-use resource
  • Scaffolded activities that develop students’ skills progressively
  • A wide variety of activity types
  • Curriculum charts showing links to the Australian Curriculum for English, available online
  • Answers to many questions, available online.

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