Skills in English is a lively, stimulating full-colour resource designed to develop the skills that students need to improve their performance in English and enable them to achieve their full potential at Key Stage 3 and beyond. Skills in English offers full coverage of the National Curriculum and objectives of the Framework for Teaching English Years 7-9, year by year, and provides a wide range of exciting fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction and media texts. Structured, differentiated activities and end of section assignments to help with assessment and target setting are included. Each Skills in English student book has an accompanying interactive Student CD-ROM so that students' ICT skills are fully developed within the context of English.
Section A - Reading literature Unit 1 Understanding genre Unit 2 Reading texts in different forms Unit 3 Appreciating literature from different cultures Unit 4 Assignment 1 Section B - Writing to imagine, explore and entertain Unit 5 Shaping stories Unit 6 Shaping poetry Unit 7 Shaping drama Unit 8 Assignment 2 Section C - Reading non-fiction and media Unit 9 Engaging with information Unit 10 Understanding point of view Unit 11 Investigating Shakespeare's world Unit 12 Assignment 3 Section D - Writing non-fiction Unit 13 Presenting information effectively Unit 14 Writing to analyse and review Unit 15 Writing to persuade and advise Unit 16 Assignment 4 Section E - Speaking and listening Unit 17 Exploring issues in drama Unit 18 Working in groups Unit 19 Presenting ideas Unit 20 Assignment 5 Section F - Words: spelling strategies and vocabulary Unit 21 Self-help spelling strategies Unit 22 Investigating vowel choices Unit 23 Investigating plurals Unit 24 Investigating word endings Unit 25 Investigating prefixes Unit 26 Revising apostrophes Unit 27 Help with homophones Unit 28 Spelling and handwriting