I am so very happy that the lengthy preparation, writing, writing, writing and publishing process is finally at an end. Getting the first two books out on the shelves and available to teachers before the holidays has involved a huge collaborate effort. Teachers have such little time to prepare for any new round of HSC texts and my aim was to give as detailed and conceptually driven analysis as possible in the time available. Related texts were not included for 'Standard' and 'Advanced' so that I could include more prescribed texts.
'Discovery' should not be accessible for most students to grasp but as mentioned in earlier posts, some texts will be easier than others to tackle from an AOS perspective. On a personal level, I particularly enjoyed working with Robert Frost and the documentary 'Frank Hurley The Many Who Made History'. I hope that teachers find both texts really helpful in their HSC preparation. I will be running TTA workshops in 2015 on many of the new texts or new electives. The 'Advanced' book will not be available until early December but it will be as long and thorough as the 'Standard' text. The content lists for all three Teacher Resource Textbooks can be seen online for teachers to view.
I am an experienced English Head Teacher, author and presenter.