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Insight Practice & Prepare for Senior English

Practice & Prepare for Senior English
By Robert Beardwood & Melanie Napthine
Print: $24.95

Aimed at middle years students, Practise & Prepare for Senior English combines the practicality of a workbook with the comprehensiveness of a textbook to provide targeted preparation for the study of VCE English in senior years.

Students will develop a strong foundation for future English studies, gaining fundamental knowledge and skills through engaging and accessible activities, step-by-step guidelines for writing in a variety of forms and annotated examples.

THE BOOK FEATURES:

  • Word banks, sentence starters and writing models to develop students’ writing skills
  • Guidelines and models for writing analytical, creative and comparative responses to texts
  • Strategies and worked examples for the analysis and creation of persuasive texts.
Insight Practice & Prepare for Senior English

EAL Listening Practice Years 11 & 12 Student Collection 1
Collection: $19.95

By popular demand, an all-new Insight EAL Listening Practice Student Collection will be available for purchase in late 2019. The collection consists of five original audio texts, available via online streaming. The audio texts are accompanied by exam-style questions and sample answers.

The audio texts and questions are designed to develop students’ listening and comprehension skills. They are modelled on the tasks that appear on the VCE EAL examination in order to familiarise students with the requirements of Section A of the exam.

The collection is available for booklisting and tasks can be used by students for independent practice.

THIS COLLECTION FEATURES:

  • Original audio texts on diverse and engaging topics
  • Questions on each audio text that mimic those on the VCE EAL exam
  • Mark allocations for all questions
  • Sample responses for all questions.
Insight English Year 12 2nd edition

English Year 12 2nd edition
By Robert Beardwood
Print: $49.95 | Print + Digital: $59.95 | Digital only: $33.95

Revised to reflect text list changes as well as the latest advice from teachers and assessors following the first year of assessment in 2017, English Year 12 2nd edition is an up-to-date, comprehensive and practical guide to Units 3 and 4 of VCE English.

CHANGES FROM THE FIRST EDITION INCLUDE:

  • New examples and sample SAC responses for Area of Study 1, using texts on the 2019 Text List
  • Recent media texts and issues for Area of Study 2
  • New sample responses for the SACs on analysing argument and presenting a point of view
  • An updated exam chapter.
Insight English Year 12 2nd edition

Argument & Persuasive Language 2nd edition
By Melanie Napthine
Print: $35.95 | Print + Digital: $45.95 | Digital only: $24.95

This 2nd edition of the bestselling Argument and Persuasive Language covers the analysis of argument and of persuasive language in a variety of media texts, supported by stimulating activities that progressively develop students’ analytical skills.

CHANGES FROM THE FIRST EDITION INCLUDE:

  • A more integrated approach to the analysis of argument and persuasive language
  • All-new Australian and international media texts of all types on a range of engaging and contemporary issues
  • High-level sample responses with annotations
  • Explanations, activities and practical support, including word banks, sentence starters and model sentences, showing how to write analytically about argument and persuasive language in a holistic way
  • Guidelines and models for comparing argument and persuasive language in different media texts on the same issue.
Insight English Year 12 2nd edition

English Year 11 2nd edition
By Robert Beardwood
Print: $47.95 | Print + Digital: $55.95 | Digital only: $33.95

Updated to reflect current approaches to teaching and assessing the Study Design, English Year 11 2nd edition is a comprehensive and practical guide to Units 1 and 2 of VCE English.

This new edition includes detailed guidelines and annotated sample responses for analytical, creative and comparative text responses, as well as explanations and sample responses showing how to analyse argument and present a point of view on an issue. Numerous activities, word banks, sentence starters and worksheets build skills progressively throughout the book.

CHANGES FROM THE FIRST EDITION INCLUDE:

  • New sample responses for each Outcome
  • New text examples and essays based on popular Year 11 texts
  • New media texts and issues for Area of Study 2
  • A more integrated approach to the analysis of argument and language.
Insight English Year 12 2nd edition

EAL Year 12 2nd edition
By Melanie Napthine & Michael E Daniel
Print: $39.95 | Print + Digital: $49.95 | Digital only: $27.95

This 2nd edition of the market-leading EAL Year 12 provides comprehensive coverage of the VCE English as an Additional Language course.Developed by highly experienced EAL teachers and assessors, and retaining the clear and accessible approach that has made it so popular, this 2nd edition of EAL Year 12 is the definitive resource for EAL students as it builds on their unique strengths and experiences.

CHANGES FROM THE FIRST EDITION INCLUDE:

  • Revised and expanded guidelines, practice activities and sample answers for Area of Study 3: Listening to texts, based on all-new sample audio texts
  • Explanations and advice for answering short-answer questions on media texts
  • Updated text references based on the 2019 Text List for Area of Study 1
  • All-new media texts for Area of Study 2
  • New high-level sample student answers for all Areas of Study
  • An updated guide to the end-of-year exam.
Insight English Year 12 2nd edition

Literature for Senior Students 5th edition
By Robert Beardwood
Print: $47.95 | Print + Digital: $55.95 | Digital only: $33.95

Reflecting changes to the Literature Text List and incorporating the latest advice from teachers and assessors, Literature for Senior Students 5th edition is a comprehensive and up-to-date textbook for senior literature.

This revised edition includes a detailed reference section as well as practical guidelines, activities, models and annotated sample responses, enabling students to build confidence and skills in all forms of literary analysis.

CHANGES FROM THE FOURTH EDITION INCLUDE:

  • New sample responses for each assessment task using texts on the 2019 VCE Literature Text List
  • An expanded section on literary theory and its applications
  • Approaches to comparing different perspectives on a text, using both theoretical perspectives and criticism
  • A chapter on the VCE Literature examination.

Insight Exam Guides

Insight English Year 12 2nd edition

English Exam Guide Value Pack (Area of Study 1 2nd edition + Area of Study 2)
By Robert Beardwood & Melanie Napthine
Print + Digital: $29.95

Insight’s English Exam Guides provide students with revision strategies and activities to prepare them for the VCE English examination. Advice from leading teachers and assessors helps students to understand the specific requirements for each section of the exam. Guidelines on analysing topics and writing high-level responses provide all the key skills and knowledge for success in the exam.

UPDATED CONTENT:

The 2nd edition of English Exam Guide Area of Study 1 features updated examples and sample responses to reflect changes to the 2019 VCE English Text List.

Insight English Year 12 2nd edition

EAL Exam Guide Value Pack (Area of Study 1 2nd edition + Area of Study 2 + Area of Study 3)
By Samantha Anderson, Michael E Daniel, Robert Beardwood & Melanie Napthine
Print + Digital: $29.95

Insight’s EAL Exam Guides present students with practical toolkits for completing each section of the VCE EAL examination. Activities, guidelines and expert advice from experienced EAL assessors help students to confidently approach the exam.

UPDATED CONTENT:

The 2nd edition of EAL Exam Guide Area of Study 1 features updated examples and sample responses to reflect changes to the 2019 VCE English/EAL Text List.

Insight English Year 12 2nd edition

Literature Exam Guide 2nd edition
By Robert Beardwood & Melanie Napthine
Print + Digital: $24.95 | Digital only: $16.95

Insight’s Literature Exam Guide is a comprehensive resource for the revised VCE Literature exam. It explains the requirements of each section, unpacks the criteria and includes sample paragraphs and complete responses using popular texts.

For Section A – Literary perspectives, the Literature Exam Guide provides strategies for presenting an interpretation of a text that is informed by a particular literary perspective. Ways of reading a text using different perspectives are discussed and modelled, with a strong focus on theoretical perspectives. Strategies for responding to sample topics for this section are also outlined.

For Section B – Close analysis, the guide includes tips and guidelines for the close analysis of passages, and for presenting an interpretation of a text that draws on this analysis. Sample responses demonstrate ways of making connections between passages and the text as a whole, and of showing an understanding of the text’s views and values.

UPDATED CONTENT:

The 2nd edition of the Literature Exam Guide features updated sample responses to reflect changes to the 2019 VCE Literature Text List.

Insight Comparisons for the 2020 EAL/VCE Text List

Insight Comparisons

Written by experienced teachers and writers, Insight Comparisons are invaluable resources for Area of Study 1: Reading and comparing texts in the current VCE English Study Design. Each title provides a comprehensive guide to a pair of texts, including a detailed study of each text’s key features and a close analysis of their shared ideas, issues and themes.

THE SERIES FEATURES:

  • Detailed explanations of characters, settings, narrative, language, genre and structure in each text, facilitating detailed understanding and analysis
  • In-depth discussion of a range of ideas, issues and themes explored by both texts, including comparison of their different perspectives and values
  • Guidelines for writing a comparative analysis, including approaches and structures
  • Sample essay topics and a complete sample response.
Insight English Year 12 2nd edition

The Queen / Ransom
By Melanie Flower
(Out: Late 2019)
Print + Digital: $22.95
Digital only: $13.95

Insight English Year 12 2nd edition

The Crucible / The Dressmaker
By Virginia Lee
(Out: Late 2019)
Print + Digital: $22.95
Digital only: $13.95

Insight English Year 12 2nd edition

The 7 Stages of Grieving /
The Longest Memory

By Anica-Boulanger-Mashberg
(Out: Late 2019)
Print + Digital: $22.95
Digital only: $13.95

Insight English Year 12 2nd edition

I Am Malala / Pride
By Scott Hurley
(Out: Late 2019)
Print + Digital: $22.95
Digital only: $13.95

Insight Text Guides for the 2020 VCE/EAL Text List

Insight Text Guides

Insight Text Guides take students into the deeper layers of meaning in a range of popular novels, plays, films and nonfiction texts. They are designed to develop detailed knowledge, deep understanding and genuine insight into each text.

The guides are written by practising English teachers, professional writers, reviewers and academics who are experts in their fields. Each guide presents a clear, comprehensive and accessible analysis.

There are over 150 titles in the Insight Text Guides series and new titles are published every year.

EACH TITLE FEATURES:

  • An overview of the text including notes on the author’s life and work, a plot synopsis, character map and brief character summaries for quick reference
  • 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
  • Explanations 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.
Insight English Year 12 2nd edition

Much Ado About Nothing
By Victoria Bladen
(Out: Late 2019)
Print: $17.95
Print + Digital: $23.95
Digital only: $13.95

Insight English Year 12 2nd edition

Pride and Prejudice
By Fiona Gregory
Print: $17.95
Print + Digital: $23.95
Digital only: $13.95

Insight English Year 12 2nd edition

Runaway
By Sue Sherman
(Out: Late 2019)
Print: $17.95
Print + Digital: $23.95
Digital only: $13.95

Insight English Year 12 2nd edition

Things Fall Apart
By Scott Hurley
Print: $17.95
Print + Digital: $23.95
Digital only: $13.95

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TitleISBNRRP
Practice & Prepare for Senior English (print)9781925778571$24.95
English Year 12 2nd edition (print)9781925778281$49.95
English Year 12 2nd edition (digital)9781925778298$33.95
English Year 12 2nd edition (print + digital)9781925778304$59.95
Argument & Persuasive Language 2nd edition (print)9781925778274$35.95
Argument & Persuasive Language 2nd edition (digital)9781925485387$24.95
Argument & Persuasive Language 2nd edition (print + digital)9781925485417$45.95
English Year 11 2nd edition (print)9781925778137$47.95
English Year 11 2nd edition (digital)9781925778144$33.95
English Year 11 2nd edition (print + digital)9781925778151$55.95
EAL Year 12 2nd edition (print)9781925778311$39.95
EAL Year 12 2nd edition (digital)9781925778328$27.95
EAL Year 12 2nd edition (print + digital)9781925778335$49.95
Literature for Senior Students 5th edition (print)9781925778168$47.95
Literature for Senior Students 5th edition (digital)9781925778175$33.95
Literature for Senior Students 5th edition (print + digital)9781925778182$55.95
English Exam Guide Value Pack (Area of Study 1 2nd edition + Area of Study 2)9781925778359$29.95
EAL Exam Guide Value Pack (Area of Study 1 2nd edition + Area of Study 2 + Area of Study 3)9781925778366$29.95
Literature Exam Guide 2nd edition (print + digital)9781925778267$24.95
Insight Comparison: The Queen / Ransom (digital)9781925778632$13.95
Insight Comparison: The Queen / Ransom (print + digital)9781925778649$22.95
Insight Comparison: The Crucible / The Dressmaker (digial)9781925778656$13.95
Insight Comparison: The Crucible / The Dressmaker (print + digital)9781925778663$22.95
Insight Comparison: The 7 Stages of Grieving / The Longest Memory (digital)9781925778670$13.95
Insight Comparison: The 7 Stages of Grieving / The Longest Memory (print + digital)9781925778687$22.95
Insight Comparison: I Am Malala / Pride (digital)9781925778694$13.95
Insight Comparison: I Am Malala / Pride (print + digital)9781925778700$22.95
Insight Text Guide: Much Ado About Nothing (print)9781925778427$17.95
Insight Text Guide: Much Ado About Nothing (digital)9781925778434$13.95
Insight Text Guide: Much Ado About Nothing (print + digital)9781925778441$23.95
Insight Text Guide: Runaway (print)9781925778397$17.95
Insight Text Guide: Runaway (digital)9781925778403$13.95
Insight Text Guide: Runaway (print + digital)9781925778410$23.95
Insight Text Guide: Pride and Prejudice (print)9781921411410$17.95
Insight Text Guide: Pride and Prejudice (digital)9781925778755$13.95
Insight Text Guide: Pride and Prejudice (print + digital)9781925778762$23.95
Insight Text Guide: Things Fall Apart (print)9781875882755$17.95
Insight Text Guide: Things Fall Apart (digital)9781925778731$13.95
Insight Text Guide: Things Fall Apart (print + digital)9781925778748$23.95
EAL Listening Practice Years 11 & 12 Student Collection 19781925778793$19.95