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Reading, Research and English Links

Free online books

Project Gutenberg Australia offers free e-readers but also includes maps charts and diaries for Australian history research

The LitCharts Library: Search our library of 1291 Literature Guides, 229 Poetry Guides, 136 Literary Devices and Terms, and our Shakescleare Translations of every Shakespeare play.

Literary Terms

This will assist students with understanding literary devices or literary techniques are specific structures that writers often use to add meaning or create more compelling stories for the reader. Some common examples are metaphoralliterationhyperbole, and imagery. These techniques can give the reader a greater understanding and meaning of the writer’s intent.

Poetry Great poems for children for world poetry day

English Text ideas

English Prelim & HSC

Year 12 Common Module
English Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences - Standard and Advanced (Billy Elliot and 1984)

Year 12 Standard English
English Standard Module A - Language, Identity and Culture (Henry Lawson Short Stories)

English Standard Module B: Close Study of Literature (Oodgeroo Noonuccul)

Year 12 Advanced English
English Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations (Richard III and Looking for Richard)

English Advanced ​Module B: Critical Study of Literature (T S Eliot)

Year 12 English Extension
​English Extension Post Colonial Literature (Heat and Dust - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala)


Study Skills and Notetaking Links

Resources link provided by the Virtual Library and it’s TL Cathy Costello!
​How to Study Effectively
Matrix Education - The Beginner's Guide to Acing HSC English
Matrix Education - The Essential Guide to English Techniques
Matrix Education - Introduction to Textual Analysis
Matrix Education - How to Research Your English Texts
Matrix Education - English Literary Techniques Toolkit for the HSC
Matrix Education - Visual Techniques Toolkit
Matrix Education - Film Techniques Toolkit
SMCC - Interpreting Texts
Matrix Education - How To Analyse A Poem In 6 Steps
Owlcation - How to Analyse a Poem - Poetry Analysis Sheet - Poetry Analysis with SMILE
Teach for America - How to Analyze a Poem in 6 Steps​

Do I know how Dewey works?

Play these games to help understand how to find a book on a library shelf!

A great way to learn about the world you live in through easy to understand information bits!!!

Behind the news is a short current affairs program for students so they can engage in what is topical now.

Bitesize is a link to the bbc learning pages that offer easy to read explanations of STEM topics

Set up Cornell Notetaking to help with organising studying

Try Organising your study notes in the Cornell style as illustrated below


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