English texts & skills: Book 2
Laming, M.M. and Pearce, P. (2002) English texts & skills: Book 2. Oxford University Press.
English Texts and Skills is a four-book series designed to introduce students to a range of text types and to improve writing, grammar and language skills. Each unit models a particular style of writing through sample texts chosen to appeal to readers. English Texts and Skills includes fiction and non-fiction texts such as stories, newspaper and magazine articles, reviews, letters, playscripts, poetry, advertisements and manga. Featured texts are followed by focus questions, discussion of key features and activities for students to create their own texts for different purposes and audiences. The second part of each unit uses the material presented to explore in context the skills necessary for clear, effective writing. English Texts and Skills provides a solid grounding in the skills students will require in their senior English studies. CONTENTS 1. In My Opinion — Editorial Exposition 2. ‘A' is for Advertising — Advertising Display 3. The Reality of Bombs and Bullets — Magazine Article 4. Tonight Live — Television Interview 5. My Place — Sound Text 6. Words and Pictures — Picture Book 7. Virtual Pen Pals — Multimedia Texts 8. Beside the Weeping Willow — Poetry 9. Dogs and Cats — Modern Drama 10. Ned Kelly — Biography 11. All the World's a Stage — Shakespearean Drama 12. A Sinister Tale — Narrative Texts Self and peer assessment guide Outcomes grid
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