Essential Language Skills for Year 8 and Year 9
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Author: Michaux, Erica
Writing clear, concise, fluent English requires a basic understanding of the structure of our language. Essential Language Skills provides definitions of all the major rules needed to acquire this understanding.
Knowing the names and meaning of words, (such as nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs), gives students and teachers a ‘metalanguage’ to talk about writing in a significant way, thus empowering students to control what they write.
Essential Language Skills has three major sections:
Parts of Speech
The workbook begins with Parts of Speech — the fundamental words which form the building blocks of sentence structure. A definition of the function of each part of speech is followed by examples and practice exercises. Included are Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Antonyms and Synonyms. It also provides essential practice in how parts of speech clarify meaning by their placement in a sentence.
Phrases and Clauses
Meaning can be enriched and sentence length varied by using conjunctions, prepositions or relative pronouns to link phrases and clauses to the main clause. ‘Essential Language Skills’ provides extensive hands-on practice in understanding phrases and clauses and how they can increase fluency in writing.
Punctuation is the writer’s instructions on how a text should be read. Incorrectly punctuated sentences do not make sense. ‘Essential Language Skills’ deals with the major rules for punctuation in the English language, with many supporting practice exercises.
NAPLAN Preparation and Testing Power Points
Every teacher encounters the problem of students not bringing the correct textbook to class. These Power Points provide the teacher with an instant NAPLAN revision sheet. The students can all practice for the test in the classroom, then the teacher can provide the answers immediately using the neatly designed animations. They can also be used without the workbook as a purely oral exercise. the answers appear with the click of the mouse. Just select ‘play’. the answers appear with the click of the mouse.
- Format: Paperback
- Series: NAPLAN Preparation and Testing: Essential Language Skills
- Publication Date: 01/04/2012
- Publisher: Knowledge Books and Software
- Subject: English, Learning Support
- Audience: Secondary
- Curriculum: Australian