Make The Transition English 2nd Edition

By Edmond Behan

NEW - An appealing, engaging and thoroughly revised textbook for Transition Year English with a huge choice of texts and activities for students and teachers to explore.

  • Designed to help students make the transition from the Junior to the Leaving Certificate cycle, and to introduce them to new and more challenging concepts and skills
  • Completely redesigned with a vibrant, lively and attractive layout
  • Concise aims for each unit will help students to understand the context of the material and reinforce their learning
  • Develops key skills in comprehending and composing (worth up to 50% of the marks at Leaving Certificate English)
  • Includes a revised selection of texts that students will find stimulating, engaging and enjoyable:
    • Roddy Doyle’s short story ‘New Boy’
    • William Wallace’s speech in Braveheart
    • Sixteen-year-old Hannah Nelson’s ‘Enduring Peace’ speech in Belfast
    • Film-making project where students are challenged to create their own short film of a studied short story
    • Humorous writing by comedian Colm O’Regan
    • Brian Boyd’s Irish Times article on song at Manchester United
    • Tim Pat Coogan’s analysis of ‘The Fields of Athenry’
    • The chilling short story ‘Aisling’ by International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Winner Colum McCann
    • Tobias Wolff’s imaginative and provocative story ‘Bullet in the Brain’
  • New Short Fiction unit introduces the comparative writing task and develops essential Leaving Certificate comparative analysis skills
  • New media and multimodal texts to encourage discussion and analysis at group level

Class: Transition Year 
Format: Textbook
Price: €19.95
Further Information
Also available as:Edco e-book 
Class:Transition Year 
Exam:Transition Year
Suitable Levels:Combined, For Post Primary, Higher Level, Ordinary Level
Published:February 2014
Publisher:The Educational Company of Ireland

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