Escape into the world of the novel – Year 7, Term 3

These resources have been designed for use by teachers in connection to the Year 7 program 'Escape into the world of the novel'.

The materials provide an example of one way to approach programming through a conceptual lens. In this program, students will explore the worlds created within quality prose fiction to expand their personal responses and experiences of reading. They will investigate how emotional and intellectual responses to an author’s use of narrative, genre and characterisation shape understanding of worlds of fiction and connections to the wider world. They then express their understanding both creatively and analytically.

The materials are samples and are intended to support teachers as they develop contextually appropriate teaching and learning resources for their students’ needs, interests, abilities and the texts selected. It is not intended to be taught exactly as is presented in its current format. Teachers using this resource should edit and refine these and there are instructions for the teacher and instructions for the student throughout the resources and activities.

They can be used as:

  • a basis for the teacher’s own program, assessment, or scope and sequence
  • an example of how the English K–10 Syllabus (NESA 2022) could be implemented.


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from English K–10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2022.

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