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Year 12 English/EAL Downloadable Text Articles

Insight Text Articles are written by experienced teachers and writers who are experts in their field. Each article provides a succinct introduction to a text, explaining the key features necessary for in-depth understanding, analysis and interpretation.

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Click on the links for Area of Study 1 (Reading and Responding) and Area of Study 2 (Creating and Presenting) to see the list of available titles and to download your articles.


English in Year 11 Free Downloadable Text Articles provides free downloadable text articles for English in Year 11 including Area of Study 1 (Reading and Responding), Area of Study 2 (Creating and Presenting) and Area of Study 3 (Using Language to Persuade).

Reading and Responding:

Sample responses

  • Gattaca, Andrew Niccol (dir)
  • Hamlet, William Shakespeare
  • Night, Elie Wiesel

Text articles

  • About a Boy, Nick Hornby
  • Blade Runner, Ridley Scott (dir)
  • Bowling for Columbine, Michael Moore (dir)
  • Boys of Blood & Bone, David Metzenthen
  • Cat's Eye, Margaret Atwood
  • First They Killed My Father, Loung Ung
  • Fly Away Peter, David Malouf
  • Gattaca, Andrew Niccol (dir)
  • Girl With A Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
  • Kath and Kim, Jane Turner and Gina Riley (dir)
  • Macbeth, William Shakespeare
  • Maestro, Peter Goldsworthy
  • Minimum of Two, Tim Winton
  • Montana 1948, Larry Watson
  • Napoleon Dynamite, Jared Hess (dir)
  • Night, Elie Wiesel
  • Njunjul the Sun, Meme McDonald and Boori Monty Pryor
  • Only the Heart, Brian Caswell and David Phu An Chiem
  • Othello, William Shakespeare
  • Phone Booth, Joel Schumacher (dir)
  • Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  • Rabbit-Proof Fence, Phillip Noyce (dir)
  • Sparring with Shadows, Archimede Fusillo
  • Stolen, Jane Harrison
  • The Complete Maus, Art Speigelman
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Mark Haddon
  • The Divine Wind, Garry Disher
  • The Dons, Archimede Fusillo
  • The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
  • The Longest Memory, Fred D'Aguiar
  • The Matrix, Larry and Andy Wachowski (dir)
  • The Patron Saint of Eels, Gregory Day
  • The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif, Najaf Mazari and Robert Hillman
  • The Running Man, Michael Gerard Bauer
  • The Shark Net, Robert Drewe, Graeme Burfoot (dir)
  • The Simpsons, Matt Groening (dir)
  • The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien
  • The Truman Show, Peter Weir (dir)
  • Triage, Scott Anderson
  • V for Vendetta, Alan Moore and David Lloyd
  • Wag the Dog, Barry Levinson (dir)
  • We Can Be Heroes, Chris Lilley (dir)

Creating and Presenting:

Sample responses

  • The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
  • Bombshells Joanna Murray-Smith
  • Fly Away Peter (1), David Malouf
  • Fly Away Peter (2), David Malou

Context unit

  • Technology and communication

Using Language to Persuade

  • Persuasive techniques: extra examples and sample analyses




Literature for Senior Students 2nd edition

Articles available from the Insight website are:

  • Astley, Thea, Hunting the Wild Pineapple – sample creative response
  • Austen, Jane, Sense and Sensibility, annotated passages and sample exam response
  • Austen, Jane, Sense and Sensibility, sample creative response and analysis
  • Carey, Peter, Collected Stories, sample creative response
  • Carver, Raymond, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?, annotated passages and sample exam response
  • Drewe, Robert, The Shark Net, annotated passage and close analysis
  • Ibsen, Henrik, Hedda Gabler, annotated passages and sample exam response
  • Murray-Smith, Joanna, Honour, analysis of views and values
  • Rich, Adrienne, analysis of poetry reading
  • Shakespeare, William, King Lear – sample views and values essay
  • Sophocles, Antigone – guidelines on studying views and values and sample essay topics

Also, a Creative responses template for students to complete as part of their preparation for a Creative response assessment task.

Visit the Literature for Senior Students page