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Resources for English and literacy education

Secondary — Years 7 to 10

Four empowering literature-based units of work that pursue imagination and inquiry to develop critical literacy skills and ethical understandings across a range of social media and authentic texts.

A baby chewing on a credit card.

Consumer culture

A critical literacy unit in which students explore the marketing techniques used by advertisers to persuade their target audiences to purchase goods or services.

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An illustration of a woman dumping the contents of a shopping trolley into landfill outside a shopping centre.

Living with trash

An inquiry-based unit where students critically explore and respond to a range of written, visual and multimodal texts on the sustainability issue of living with trash.

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Close-up photo of a reclining young man looking out at the viewer

Seven billion people

A unit of work inspired by the idea that every person has a story. Students engage in the analysis and construction of life stories in print and multimedia form.

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A baby in soldier’s helmet playing with a wind-up dove

Protest

A unit in which students explore expressions of protest in a range of texts and contexts, to analyse ways that protest literature represents the world as it is and the world as it could be.

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