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ENG 11 - Wide Reading: Year 11 - Reading to Write

Year 11 - Reading to Write

Objectives of the "Reading to Write" module


  1. To read a text effectively - to understand plot, characters and themes.
  2. To engage with a range of human experience as expressed in a text. To understand emotion and responses to situations and analyse how the author has conveyed their ideas.
  3. To become a better writer in response to reading widely - to find your creative voice and learn to edit and revise your work for best results.
  4. To understand how texts reflect the world around you - to engage with human experience and complex ideas.
  5. To deepen your understanding of a text by producing an "imaginative re-creation" - writing something of your own based on the ideas or characters present in the text.
  6. To develop strong skills in the comprehension and analysis of texts. To determine how authors structure their sentences, the syntax, perspective and the voice they use, in order to imitate it.
  7. To become a clear and engaging writer by using correct spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Short Stories

Explore the Short Stories section of the library - there are so many wonderful authors who have written short stories. 

Here are some favourites:

"The Drover's wife" by Henry Lawson  - Included in "While the Billy Boils" A821 LAW

"Singing My Sister Down" by Margo Lanagan - Included in "Black Juice" SS F LAN

"The Pedestrian" : by Ray Bradbury 

"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson - Included in "The 13 Best horror stories of all time" SS F THI

"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut - Included in "Welcome to the Monkey House" SS F VON

"Miss Brill" by Katherine Mansfield - Included in "Selected Stories" by Katherine Mansfield  SS F MAN

"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman - Included in "The 13 Best horror stories of all time" SS F THI

"The Story of an hour" by Kate Chopin - Included in "The Awakening and selected stories"  SS F CHO

"There was once" by Margaret Atwood"

Finding Literature

Some Recommended Classics

Some Recommended Modern Literature