Junior Secondary English

Sigma’s Action English Workbooks

Years 9 and 10

 

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Developing the literacy skills needed for NCEA success

Sigma’s best-selling ACTION ENGLISH write-on workbook series covers the full range of written language skills needed by Year 9 and 10 students in preparation for NCEA courses. Each workbook develops a part of the New Zealand English Curriculum.  These write-on titles contain 144 pages of homework or classroom activities, filled with New Zealand content and assisted by drawings, diagrams and photos. The series is themed with fun comic superheroes your class will enjoy!

 

Action English books include the following features:
  • English skills instructions boxes
  • ‘See and Do' worked examples
  • Chapters on : Word Classes, Written Language, Punctuation, Dictionary Skills, Language Skills, Spelling, Research Skills
  • A full set of removable answers
  • Maori language component
  • Loads of illustrations – fun superhero theme

  

Download a Series Summary Sheet here

[Titles, year groups, curriculum levels, chapters, costs, ISBN numbers, contact phone.]

For Teachers

The ACTION ENGLISH series provides a sequential set of write-on workbooks for students in Years 9 and 10, so lower titles in the series are available for remedial students. Each workbook covers the following English curriculum strands : Word Classes, Written Language, Punctuation, Dictionary Skills, Spelling, Grammar, Comprehension, Reading Skills and Research. Almost all pages contain instruction boxes and worked examples to help students with independent study (e.g. homework, group work in class).

ACTION ENGLISH workbooks are excellent resources for teaching material at the correct curriculum level to develop the written skills students will require for NCEA success. This best-selling series will lay the foundations for improved school-wide English results. Sample books are available for teachers.

For Parents

Every ACTION ENGLISH write-on workbook features simple instruction boxes with easy examples of the skills taught on each page. Using these instructions as reminders of the rules and methods of written language, parents can now become effective home-teachers. Instead of lots of loose Year 9 worksheets all over the house, a single ACTION ENGLISH workbook will allow you to do something really positive to assist your child’s learning. For very little outlay you can cover English study for the whole year.

Make sure your child is doing the foundation work to prepare them for NCEA exam success later on. The activities are interesting, absorbing and fun to do! See our catalogue below. See individual book details page for sample pages and content.

ACT7 Action English Workbook 7
ISBN 978-1-877567-08-7
Author : Lorraine Davis   ‘Action English 7’ is a write-on student workbook that contains a complete written language programme suitable for most Year 9 students. The second edition contains seven chapters and 144 pages and covers the full range of key literacy skills as prescribed in the New Zealand English Curriculum document; specifically, this book revises Level 4 and starts Level 5 of the curriculum. 'Action English 7' contains skills building exercises as well as topic instruction, definitions, worked examples, 'mind-mapped' chapter overview pages, chapter tests and a full set of removable answers. This enables most students to work… Read More
  • 1-2: $20.95
  • 3-19: $19.95
  • 20+: $16.95
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ACT8 Action English Workbook 8
ISBN 978-1-877567-22-3
Author : Lorraine Davis   ‘Action English 8’ is a write-on student workbook that contains a complete written language programme suitable for most Year 10 students. The second edition contains seven chapters and 144 pages and covers the full range of key literacy skills as prescribed in the New Zealand English Curriculum document; specifically, this book provides solid coverage of Level 5 of the curriculum. 'Action English 8' contains skills building exercises as well as topic instruction, definitions, worked examples, 'mind-mapped' chapter overview pages, chapter tests and a full set of removable answers. This enables most students to work… Read More
  • 1-2: $20.95
  • 3-19: $19.95
  • 20+: $16.95
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