NEW FOR 2021

Jacaranda English

The only English resource your students will ever need

The new Jacaranda English 7 is unlike anything available in the market today. It is a brand-new WRITEABLE TEXTBOOK, which has been built from the ground up using feedback from Australian teachers of English. Suitable for all curricula, this resource has been designed to help students of all abilities build essential English skills – giving them what they need to succeed in later years.

Helping every student succeed

Clear content, scaffolded activities and multimedia such as videos, interactivities and audio files, allow students of all reading and writing abilities to succeed and progress – building their confidence and making them more engaged and motivated to learn. All students in the class can work on the same concept at different levels.

A concept-based, skills-focused approach

Unique in our approach, we focus on conceptual learning by exploring key concepts and big ideas, meaning students can build essential skills they can transfer to new contexts.

Creating real connections

Text and audio samples from students and teachers as well as from diverse people, including Indigenous Australians and migrants, help students engage and relate to what they’re learning.

  • Series features

    The new Jacaranda English includes these features:

    • Suitable for all curricula, with curriculum documents mapping the content to the Victorian Curriculum, Australian Curriculum, NSW Australian curriculum and the WA Curriculum
    • Clear and concise content to support all reading abilities
    • Available in learnON, our most powerful digital learning platform. In learnON, you get greater visibility into student progress and performance, allowing you to easily tailor lesson plans and create custom tests
    • Access to teachON, a one-stop-shop for teacher support material. It includes practical teaching advice and lesson plans, designed to save time and provide inspiration and support for teachers
    • Colour-coded, scaffolded activities and worksheets at three levels of difficulty for easy differentiation within each class
    • A range of multimedia to improve engagement and understanding including; videos, audio files, interactivities and weblinks
    • Topic-based projects to enable students to practise skills, share ideas and collaborate
    • SkillBuilders in our proven Tell me, Show me, Let me do it format that allow students to learn and practise key English skills in an engaging and accessible way
    • Resource summaries provide a birds-eye view of everything available to support teaching and learning for each topic

  • Formats

    Jacaranda provides a range of format options to allow teachers to teach their class their way.


    Printed textbook with free digital code inside


    learnON is our immersive and flexible digital learning platform.

    iPad app

    Trusted Jacaranda content available online and offline through the iPad app


    Downloadable PDFs available in the learnON platform

  • Authors



    Samuel Islip

    English and History teacher, Victoria

    Samuel Islip is a teacher dedicated to helping students achieve their best at any level. A graduate of Monash University, he found a passion in helping students meet their potential through differentiation in his various roles as a private tutor and English, History, Geography and Drama teacher in both the English and Australian schooling systems. He is now a teacher at a high-ranking independent secondary school in Melbourne. He also has a passion for film and cinema and is an avid gamer (both digital and analogue).

    Prudence Meggitt

    English teacher, Victoria

    Prudence Meggitt has taught English, Drama, Literature and English as an Additional Language for 12 years, in Australia and internationally. She has taught all the acronyms, including IB, VCE, IGCSE, VCAL, IELTS and the Australian Curriculum. She is currently teaching at an independent secondary school in Brighton and studying for a Master of Applied Linguistics. She has an impressive collection of noir films and she’s learning to sew.

    Irene Terpon

    Head of English, Western Australia

    Irene Terpon has a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education from the University of Western Australia and a Diploma in Greek Language Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She has been teaching English for over 25 years. She currently holds the position of Head of English at John Wollaston Anglican Community School in Perth, Western Australia. She is also completing a Post Graduate Diploma in EALD. Her passions include singing and travelling. Her favourite superhero is Wonder Woman and she’s a diehard Beatles fan.

    Gina Kalisperis

    English teacher, New South Wales

    Gina Kalisperis has been teaching since 2015 and couldn’t imagine herself doing anything else. She currently works at Wyndham Senior College as a History and English teacher, Year Adviser and as a member of the Literacy Team. She has presented many times on how to best support literacy development in students and is very passionate about English and the opportunities it provides to each and every student.

    Leon Furze

    English and Media teacher, Victoria

    Leon Furze has been a teacher of 7-12 English and VCE Literature and Media for over a decade. Working at Monivae College in Western Victoria, he has held a number of roles including Director of Studies, Head of English, and Year Level Coordinator. In 2016 Leon completed a Masters of Education at Melbourne Graduate School of Education, specialising in Student Wellbeing, and remains focused on supporting students in Literacy. For the past two years Leon has also been a council member for the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English (VATE). In his spare time Leon writes, pretends to be a farmer with six chooks and a vegetable patch, and runs around after his energetic children.

  • Offers and complementary products



    Knowledge Quest

    Knowledge Quest uses games-based learning to improve students’ grammar, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary and reading comprehension.


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    Jacaranda Bundle Offers

    Get Jacaranda English as part of the Jacaranda Digital Bundle (digital-only). This bundle provides trusted, high quality resources, at one low price to meet the unique needs of every Australian school.


Jacaranda English

The Jacaranda English is available in a print with digital (learnON) or digital-only format to allow teachers to teach their class, their way. For digital customers, use your resource both online and offline with downloadable PDFs and the iPad app.

Jacaranda English 7 title will be available in 2020, for use in 2021. The Year 8 title will be available in 2021, for use in 2022. The Years 9 & 10 titles will be available in 2022, for use in 2023.

  • English 7

    Print with digital

    Title: Jacaranda English 7 learnON &
    ISBN: 9780730385875
    Publication date: October 2020
    RRP: $49.95

    Printed textbook with free digital code inside.



    Title: Jacaranda English 7 learnON
    ISBN: 9780730385868
    Publication date: October 2020
    RRP: $34.95

    learnON is the digital platform for students and teachers. Teachers get access to a bank of additional support resources – free!


    To view content, simply click on the chapter link in green and the PDF will open up in a separate browser tab.


    Table of contents
    Topic 1: Why learn English? Unit 4: Writing
    Unit 1: Reading Topic 10: How to write sentences
    Topic 2: Reading for enjoyment Topic 11: How to write paragraphs
    Topic 3: Reading for inference Topic 12: How to write essays
    Topic 4: Visual literature Topic 13: Storytelling
    Unit 2: Viewing and Listening Topic 14: Editing and proofreading
    Topic 5: Viewing for enjoyment Unit 5: Speaking and debating
    Topic 6: Viewing for inference Topic 15: Constructing an argument
    Topic 7: Audiobooks and podcasts Topic 16: Listening to others
    Unit 3: Language
    Topic 8: Metalanguage
    Topic 9: Spelling and punctuation

    More sample chapters are available for this title

  • Value Packs

    Print with Digital Value Pack

    Title: Jacaranda English 7 learnON & Print + Knowledge Quest English 1 Workbook & Game
    ISBN: 9780730388449
    Publication date: October 2020
    RRP: $79.95

    Included in this Value Pack:

    • Jacaranda English 7 learnON & Print
    • Knowledge Quest 1 Workbook and game

    Digital Value Pack

    Title: Jacaranda English 7 learnON + Knowledge Quest English 1 Game
    ISBN: 9780730388456
    Publication date: October 2020
    RRP: $54.95

    Included in this Value Pack:

    • Jacaranda English 7 learnON
    • Knowledge Quest 1 game


View the full Table of Contents here!
Check out all the exciting topics and subtopics coming in the new Jacaranda English 7 title.

What are teachers saying about the Jacaranda English 7 title?

  • St John's Lutheran School Kingaroy school logo  

    “Just want to thank you for the great English resources. I was once an anti-textbook person. I love these texts. THANKS!!!!!”

    Teacher, St John’s Lutheran School

  • Parade College school logo  

    “The new English 7 textbook seems sensational and a real game-changer – dynamic, student-centred and focused on what multi-ability, multi-interest Australian classrooms have been crying out for.”

    Teacher Librarian, Parade College


    “We have been using Jacaranda resources for a few years now. They are great resources, aligned with the curriculum, and accessible online as well.”

    Head of Department, Austin Cove Baptist College

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