English Year 9 by Susan Elkin


English Year 9 by Susan Elkin

This book provides challenging and thought-provoking material which will prepare Year 9 pupils for the rigour of public examination and pave the way for success at GCSE/IGCSE. The material is not constrained by set texts, leaving pupils free to use their imagination and think creatively. - Bridges the gap between Key Stage 3 and GCSE/IGCSE to ensure that pupils have plenty of new and inspiring material which will challenge them as they move into Year 9 - Features a wealth of rigorous and thought-provoking exercises based on both fiction and non-fiction passages and poetry, which will encourage pupils to think creatively and use their imagination - Features revision of key grammar and tips for expanding vocabulary so that pupils develop excellent personal writing skills


'Very positive, a really useful text with challenging tasks and a really interesting variety of texts. Very likely to buy a set if budget stretches that far!'

', says the compiler of this volume, 'is the backbone of English'. By that she means not just books, but newspapers, magazines, reports, internet sites etc., and the range of the extracts reflects this diversity in creative and illuminating ways. It is an exciting resource book for English teachers, but also for all those fascinated by the written word, for teachers of sociology, PSHE and citizenship. Each chapter is an exciting voyage of discovery, the students being encouraged to learn new words, to spell them correctly, and to use words in inventive and imaginative ways. The range of extracts from books is rich and diverse, and when I trialled parts of the material with my Year 9 form their response was enthusiastic. Much of the material could profitably be used with Year 10 students, and I commend this anthology heartily and unreservedly.'

's School, Bramley. 'The beauty of a textbook of this kind is that it keeps the pupil and teacher away from the slavery of set books and syllabuses. There is a serendipitous variety here which is a sheer delight. The exercises are testing and require the highest standards of critical response.'

About the Author

Susan Elkin taught English to thousands of pupils for 36 years. Most recently she was a member of the English Department at Benenden from 1993-2004. She has a parallel career as a professional writer and journalist, writing regularly for the Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The Stage. She lives and writes in Kent.

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224 pages


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Publication date

4th April 2009



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