Interactive engagement is the hallmark of our English resources. This is especially evident in the PowerPoint presentations.

Think of the preparation time you can save by having a ready made digital resource immediately at your disposal. Combine this with a workbook of activities that can be copied when needed and one begins to appreciate how technology can make an immediate impact on teachers' lives. All items are sent out on approval.



This ingenious tool consists of a series of interrelated PowerPoint presentations that teach grammar in an active and engaging manner. Used with a datashow in a classroom setting or networked in a laboratory, the sound, colour and movement key into a range of student learning modes.


Movement, colour, sound and a complete workbook you can photocopy! There's never been a simpler way to teach this time honoured text. All the preparation has been done for you.


We've provided preparation activities, tasks to do while reading and challenges after reading in this interactive PowerPoint resource. The integration of a variety of learning strategies means you engage the range of learners in your class.


Now there's a tool to introduce the language of language. The workbook that comes with this resource encourages students to develop their own set of revision cards. It's an active and practical way to begin the study of language.

LANGUAGE ANALYSIS - an introduction NEW!

This multi-modal presentation guides students through the foundations of the English Language course. Modes and Subsystems are examined through a close examination of the Australian vernacular.

LANGUAGE CHANGE - an introduction NEW!

Language changes. No where is this more evident than when examining The Lord's Prayer. Take a journey over the centuries and explore how the lexicon, phonology and semantic weight of language has changed.

DISCOURSE ANALYSIS - an introduction NEW!

Modes, text, audience, function, context, style, type and domain are all terms with which students need to be familiar. Now there's a way to consolidate our knowledge of these terms in this fun and engaging presentation.


The formal and informal nature of spoken discourse is explored through the combined use of an interactive PowerPoint and workbook. The rituals, maxims and paralinguistic features all feature in this resource.


Coherence and cohesion are but two aspects of formal and informal written works. The morphological, syntactical, phonological and semantic aspects of written discourse are featured in this presentation and workbook.


Addressing the concepts of frame composition, mis-en-scene and film sequence, this multimedia PowerPoint presentation comes equipped with student activity sheets that provide a guided understanding to the study of film. The teachers' notes provide suggested answers to the activities on the student activity sheets and a range of broader suggested tasks to extend students in their appreciation of film and the construction of shots and sequences. There are internet site links for many of the directors and films mentioned on the Victorian and NSW English syllabus.

poetry really

this dynamic approach to poetry addresses the concepts of rhyme, rhythm, cadence and structure. It provides the traditional examples of haikus, quatrains and cinquains but in a creative and interactive PowerPoint with stimulating visuals and audio. The worksheets that accompany the presentation encourage students to extend and develop what they have learnt. Internet links give added depth and dimension.


The structure, imagery and meaning of Shakespeare's sonnets are explored in this interactive presentation. PowerPoint allows the use of sound and colour to illustrate the concepts of quatrain, iambic pentameter, couplet, cadence and form. Visual images and comparisons help clarify concepts and ideas embedded within Shakespeare's unique evocations of love for beauty, poetry and his skill in this particular form of verse.

SHAKESPEARE ON DISC - Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello, Julius Caesar, King Lear. Per title

Just when the modernists were saying that the times have passed him by, the Bard has bitten back, again. Six plays by William Shakespeare are now available on disk with a modern, innovative and interactive learning environment. Complete annotated text / Interactive essay writing guide / Study activities / Search, copy & annotation functions / PC only, single floppy disk / Interactive graphics


This is a necessary resource for any overworked department head. It consists of a series of independent lessons on creative writing, poetry, code breaking and word attack. It is perfect for that emergency class or when you have to provide something quickly to cover a class.


is a collection of 45 short stories representing some eighteen different genres or approaches to the development of writing for the senior secondary level.


This is a collection of 118 essays on the works of 37 authors from Woody Allen to Tobias Wolff. The range of essays include traditional analytical responses as well as creative perspectives of chosen texts all of which can be used to prompt discussion or provide models of approaches to writing on a text.

Dulce et Decorum est

Owen’s anti-war poem challenges convention in so many ways. The sonnet form is altered, rhythm interrupted and rhyme broken in a work that confronts the social attitudes about the glory and nobility of war. This presentation works as both an introduction to Owen and a guide showing how to analyze poetry.

Anthem for Doomed Youth

This poem juxtaposes the convention of Anglican Church tradition with images of war. The anthem, as part of the church ritual, loses all significance when seen in the context of the battlefield. The sonnet form is altered again and combined with assonance, alliteration and half-rhyme to generate a feeling of disquiet.


Existential in nature, the pastoral elements of this poem belie the deeper question of purpose that the poem addresses. The personification of nature in this lyric piece challenges conventional religious morality.

Strange Meeting

This allegorical poem challenges the Romantic notions of beauty and order as espoused by Wordsworth. There are, in fact, references made to Wordsworth’s poetry as there are to Sassoon and Shelley. Owen was, in some ways, shaping a new age of thought by suggesting the meaninglessness of the old order. The use of consonance and assonance effectively underpin the unrest he generates.

Parable of the Old Man and the Young

This poem is a corruption of the religious parable, the language of the bible and of sonnet form. By altering the intent and purpose of each of these facets, Owen has created a powerful and disturbing picture of the Western World’s moral tradition.

Arms and the Boy

Owen mocks the classical tradition of Virgil by debunking one of the foundation myths of the Roman Empire. He shows that the glory of arms and manhood has a more insidious foundation when children lose their innocence.


The Romantic era of literature encouraged a heightened awareness of feelings and emotions using nature as an inspiration. Owen reverses this notion suggesting a total lack of feeling was required to survive the horrors of the new age.

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Condemned for murder, Agnes must die. But what sort of person is she? The themes of forgiveness, revenge and dignity are readily explored with the assistance of this PowerPoint and workbook along with the narrative structure of the book, the imagery and the nature of the characters.

Medea by Euripides

Anger, revenge and retribution are at the core of this classic Greek play. This PowerPoint and workbook provides an appreciation of the themes, characters and history of Greek theatre. Performance was an essential component of Ancient Greek life for it enabled the citizens to debate issues and addresses the concept of destiny and hubris.

Lawson Poems

Henry Lawson is an iconic voice whose works depict the challenges of early life in Australia. Each poem in this selection presented on PowerPoint is read and is accompanied by a workbook of activities. (Andy’s Gone with Cattle, Mary Called Him Mister, Past Carin’, The Glass on the Bar, The Faces in the Street, Knocking Around)

Paterson Poems

Banjo Paterson wrote our unofficial national anthem. He also wrote many other entertaining pieces that captured the characters and atmosphere of early Australia. (The Man from Ironbark, Mulga Bill’s Bicycle, The Man from Snowy River, Waltzing Matilda, The Geebung Polo Club). The PowerPoint and workbook for each poem enables students to explore a truly Australian voice.

C J Dennis

One of the forgotten greats of Australian letters, C J Dennis wrote ‘The Sentimental Bloke’ which captured the mood and atmosphere of urban life in early Australia. His Australaise was a cheeky substitute for a national anthem. He captured the voice of the larrikin in ‘The Play’ and ‘A Gallant Gentlemen’ as well as the atmosphere of the race track in ‘A Post-cup Tale’. He also wrote verse for children as ‘Triantwontigongolope’ suggests.