Look It Up! has been a highly popular reference book for secondary English students for many years, updated regularly to take account of students' changing needs. The Active Look It Up! has identical content to Look It Up! but student activities have been added throughout the chapters to allow students to test their own understanding. This third edition has been revised to match the Australian Curriculum. It is an invaluable reference for both the Language and Literacy strands, and a useful resource for students preparing for NAPLAN tests. Many schools recommend that students purchase this resource in Year 7. It becomes a regular companion to their English studies throughout secondary school.
As well as covering the terminology of the Australian Curriculum, The Active Look It Up! reflects the concepts about language that underpin the curriculum: that language is constantly changing; that the English language has a rich and fascinating history; that English is an international language with many dialects; that Standard Australian English is the preferred choice in formal situations in Australia. Detailed explanations of different types of text are provided and the annotated examples will be especially useful for students. Teachers will be grateful for the clear and comprehensive guide to visual grammar.