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Friday, 22 Mar 2013

Supporting Primary Schools with the implementation of the new NSW English syllabus

An excellent resource, Suggested texts for the English K–10 Syllabus, is now available on the Board’s website.

Suggested texts for the English K–10 Syllabus is a compilation of quality reading and viewing for students in Kindergarten to Year 10. It combines the classics and successful teaching texts with innovative recent works. It includes fiction as well as nonfiction, poetry, drama, film, media and multimedia texts.

The listed texts are suitable for Kindergarten to Year 10 but are not prescribed for study, allowing schools to select the most appropriate material for their students. These lists include texts that teachers can use to implement the new syllabus. Text requirements for K–6 and 7–10 classrooms are found in Content and Text Requirements in the English K–10 Syllabus. To assist teachers, texts are mapped against the syllabus text requirements.

Texts in this document are listed for Kindergarten to Year 10 in the following categories:

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Film
  • Nonfiction
  • Drama
  • Media, multimedia and digital texts.

Additionally a summary of each text has been provided that gives an overview of its major themes, interesting features, characters, genre and age appropriateness.

Teachers are reminded that the new English K–10 Syllabus is to be implemented with K–6 and Years 7 and 9 in 2014. The new syllabus will be implemented with Years 8 and 10 in 2015.


For more information, contact:
Christine Taylor
Board Inspector, Primary
(02) 9367 8199