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

Both Jacaranda English 7-10 learnON and Jacaranda English 7-10 learnON premium feature 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



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

Pre-prepared activities


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

Variety of assessments


Wide variety of assessment options at the end of every topic with rubrics to guide students

An immersive experience


Reading content with interactivities and videos embedded at the point of learning

Platform highlights

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

Everything in the one place creates a seamless learning experience, with access to many features in just one-click

Integrated videos and interactivities 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 enable a personalised experience

Students receive immediate feedback via worked solutions and auto-marking and teachers save time

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

Premium feature

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

Premium feature

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

Premium feature

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


Knowledge Quest English 1 and 2

In this award-winning online English skillbuilder game, students can leave the classroom behind as they enter a world where learning is fun and knowledge is rewarded. Students create their own character and progress at their own pace, gaining rewards through quest-based gameplay linked to educational concepts.

Knowledge Quest Teacher Edition enables teachers to monitor student activity in the online game and student workbook, and view students’ results at an individual, group or whole class level. It also includes a complementary set of targeted digital resources.


minutes of video tutorials


skill mastery questions


graded interactive activities


monsters to duel

Media gallery

  • Curriculum-aligned learning

    Curriculum Areas

    Covers essential skills from the Language and Literacy strands of the Australian Curriculum and aligns directly with the English Is… series

  • Two gameplay modes

    Choose Gameplay Modes

    Choose from two modes to suit your time and content needs

  • Monster duels

    Monster battles

    Monster duels present an exciting way to teach and reinforce students’ understanding in areas such as spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • NAPLAN-style quizzes


    Skillmastery sections at the end of each mission test students knowledge in a NAPLAN-style, multiple choice format

  • Interactive gameplay

    Interactive Gameplay

    Students are engaged through a visually stimulating narrative and gameplay

  • Customisable characters

    Customise characters

    Students create their own character that they can build on as they progress through the game

For individual online purchases of Knowledge Quest 1, click here for the Student Edition and click here for the Teacher Edition.
For individual online purchases of Knowledge Quest 2, click here for the Student Edition and click here for the Teacher Edition.


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