Author(s): Leanne Matheson and Mark Stracey
At the 2016 Educational Publishing Association Awards, Pearson English 7-10 2nd edition, Activity Books were 'Highly Commended' in the category of Student Resource - Junior - English/Humanities/Languages/Arts/Technologies/Health and Physical Education The Second Edition of the Pearson English 8 Activity Book offers updated texts, activities, design and coverage of the Australian Curriculum: English. It caters for students of all abilities, including students with English as an Additional Language. The Pearson English Activity Books are designed to develop and consolidate students' knowledge and understanding of the English language and grammar. They integrate cumulative learning in the Language strand of the curriculum, as well as in the Literature and Literacy strands. Using the Activity Books, students develop higher order language and literacy skills. They are supported with a solid language foundation, clear explanations and scaffolded learning. Students are exposed to rich and varied literature sources and text types, including contemporary and classic texts, Australian Aboriginal storytelling and news articles. Each level of the Activity Books includes core units which offer clear Language explanations followed by scaffolded activities to use the language in context and build on grammar, vocabulary, spelling, reading and writing skills. At the back of the book, four revision units support students in preparing for summative assessment. Teachers will also find extension activities, tests, pedagogical support, Australian Curriculum correlation charts and more online for free.
Pearson English 8 Activity Book Second Edition Contents: Introduction Unit 1 Nouns (Revision) - Novel extract Unit 2 Definite and indefinite articles - Fiction Unit 3 Verbs (Revision) Unit 4 Subject-verb agreements - Informative Unit 5 Tenses - Puzzle Unit 6 Adjectives (Revision) - Novel extract Unit 7 Personal and possessive pronouns (Revision) Unit 8 Demonstrative pronouns - Web non-fiction Unit 9 Interrogative pronouns - Novel extract Unit 10 Adverbs (Part 1) - Recipe Unit 11 Adverbs (Part 2) Unit 12 Subjects and verbs Unit 13 Subjects and predicates - Novel extract Unit 14 Clauses - Novel extract Unit 15 Phrases Unit 16 Statements, questions, commands and exclamations - Novel extract Unit 17 Simple, compound and complex sentences - Novel extract Unit 18 Shortened forms - Novel extract Unit 19 Similes Unit 20 Metaphors - Fiction Unit 21 Personification - Short story, Poem Unit 22 Alliteration and onomatopoeia - World map Unit 23 Hyperbole - Poems, script Unit 24 Pardon the pun - Email Unit 25 Cliches - Advertisement Unit 26 Spelling rules (Part 1) Unit 27 Spelling rules (Part 2) - Poem Unit 28 Spelling rules (Part 3) - Novel extract Unit 29 The `sh' sound Revision 1 Units 1-11 - Novel extract Revision 2 Units 12-18 Revision 3 Units 19-25 - Poem, Fiction Revision 4 Units 26-29 - Poem