Victorian Curriculum: English

The Jacaranda English Is… series has been updated to meet and exceed the aspirations of the 2017 Victorian Curriculum: English for Years 7-10.

Jacaranda is delivering brand new Victorian Curriculum editions on a brand new eBook powered by learnON. The result? Trusted Jacaranda content delivered in new and better ways to dramatically improve student learning outcomes.

Trusted Victorian Curriculum English content delivered in new and better ways

The new English title will be offered in two different formats including two new eBook versions on the new learnON platform. The new eBook also includes additional teacher resources such as quarantined questions and answers, curriculum grids and teacher notes — no separate eGuide purchase is required. To complement the English Is… series, Knowledge Quest is available for Years 7-8.

English 8 Victorian Curriculum

English 9 Victorian Curriculum

English 10 Victorian Curriculum

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What is it?
Jacaranda’s new immersive eBook Everything in learnON plus teachers and studented are connected 24/7 for real-time collaboration and personalised feedback
Who is it for?
Schools starting their digital learning journey and those that are comfortable using eBookPLUS but appreciate a more seamless learning experience Schools that want to take their digital learning to the next level
How to buy?
Available through your preferred bookseller (as part of your booklist) or direct from Jacaranda (institutional license) Available direct from Jacaranda only (institutional license)

Content highlights

Jacaranda English 7-10 learnON features the high quality, curriculum-aligned content that schools expect from Jacaranda.

Differentiated activities


Differentiated activities provide all students with an entry point to the texts

Structured topics


Sub-topic structure allows for a dip-in, dip-out approach

Pre-prepared activities


‘Ready to Read’ activities prepare less able readers to engage with the texts



Mini workshops drill down to teach key English skills in a progressive ‘Tell me’, ‘Show me’, ‘Let me do it’ process

Variety of assessments


Includes a wide variety of assessment options at the end of every topic with rubrics to guide students

An immersive experience


Reading content with integrated media provides a dynamic and uninterrupted learning experience

Platform highlights

Every title on the learnON platform comes with these powerful features out-of-the-box:

Everything in the one place, from theory to media, questions, answers and more, creates a seamless learning experience

Videos and interactivities embedded within the reading content, at the point of learning, support and enhance learning

Students gain visibility into their own performance via a user-friendly dashboard and on-demand reports

Customisation features such as highlighting, notes and favourites personalise the learning experience

Students receive immediate feedback via worked solutions and questions that are automatically marked

Teachers gain visibility into student performance with continual access to all students’ activities and results

Premium feature

Teachers can intervene at the right time by providing immediate and personalised feedback to students

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Collaboration enables a virtual classroom experience as students are connected to their teacher and peers

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Premium customisation enables teachers to upload their own resources, create and assign assessments, and more

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See the new English title in action

Click the buttons on the menu to cycle through each feature:

Embedded videos

Videos are embedded at the point of learning to familiarise students with key English concepts

Audio files

Audio files assist students with reading and understanding of excerpts


Annotations – which appear as pop ups when students hover over highlighted parts of excerpts – enhance students’ understanding of the text

Integrated interactivities

Interactivities guide students through mini-skills workshops

Teacher feedback

Teachers can provide feedback to individual questions so students receive comments at the point of learning, and teachers can intervene at the right time



English online skills game for Years 7-9

Knowledge Quest combines essential English content with games-based learning to improve students’ grammar, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary and reading comprehension.



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