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(2009 - 2012 Prescribed Text List) Standard Modules & Electives third edition


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Product Code: 978-1-921085-77-2

by Barbara Stanners

This photocopiable resource book provides an integrated study of language and text. It includes a selection of HSC texts prescribed for 2009 - 2014, as well as suitable related texts. These include a range of text types drawn from prose fiction, drama, non-fiction, film, cartoons and multi-media. They are examined with a focus on the way composers can manipulate language and stylistic techniques to shape meaning, perceptions and understanding.

Textual content, purpose and register are explored in order to help students analyse, question, interpret and articulate their understanding of the relationship between composer and responder.


Standard modules—Overview

Module A - Experience through language

Elective 1 - Distinctive Voices

  • Marele Day ~ ‘The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender'      

Related material

  • Henry Lason - A Sketch of Mateship
  • Edgar Alen Poe - The Tell-tale Heart
  • Bruce Dawe - Weapons Training

Elective 2 - Distinctively Visual

  • Henry Lawson         ~ Short Stories
  • John Misto ~ ‘The Shoe-horn Sonata’
  • Douglas Stewart ~ Selected Poems
  • Tykwer ~ ’Run Lola Run’

Module B - Close study of text

  • Jane Yolen              ~ ’Briar Rose’
  • Louis Nowra            ~ ‘Cosi’
  • Wilfred Owen          ~ War Poems and others
  • Peter Weir              ~ ‘Witness’

Module C - Texts and Society

Elective 2 ~ Into the World

  • Rob Sitch           ~ The Castle
  • J.C.Burke           ~ The Story of Tom Brennan
  • Willy Russell       ~ Educating Rita
  • Ken Watson        ~At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners
  • Stephen Daldry  ~ Billy Elliot

Related Material

  • Bruce Dawe  ~ Americanised
  • Tracey Chapman ~ Fast Car