Authors: Susie May, Purnima Ruanglertbutr (National Gallery of Victoria)
Develop your students' English skills and knowledge using inspiring works of art from the catalogue of one of Australia's best-known galleries.
Macmillan Education partnered with the National Gallery of Victoria to create this unique, project-based series. Supported by comprehensive teaching plans, the activities in the student workbooks use the works of art as springboards to develop skills in:
- Critical thinking
- Creative writing
- Close reading
- Visual literacy
- Literary techniques
- Vocabulary development
Written by Susie May and Purnima Ruanglertbutr, who both delivered ‘English as Art’ visual literacy workshops to thousands of students at the NGV, public art galleries and the classroom for over a decade, the lesson plans are based on proven strategies, tried, tested and evaluated techniques.
No art knowledge required!
This series will give you everything you need to put these fabulous images to work in your English classroom and harness the great power of art to truly inspire your students.
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Click on the cover images above for more details about each book in the series.
‘The extraordinary books, ‘Inspired English’, are an exceptional program that fosters critical and creative analysis and writing. I have started using them with my year 8 in English to great effect. The students so far have loved this approach. The writing exercises are supported by beautifully sequenced and scaffolded exercises…’
Head of Learning Innovation, Eltham College, Melbourne - Australia - 2016