Idiom Volume 52 Number 2

Editorial

In this edition of Idiom, we are putting aside all things VCE, and focusing our attention fair and square on the middle years and the teaching of English in Years 7-10. We are opening the door of the middle years English classroom and inviting you in to share some of the challenges and opportunities - the Eureka! moments - which inspire, innovate and energise the teaching of English in Years 7-10. Some of our contributors were also presenters at this year's VATE Middle Years Conference which was held in August in Ballarat - a great day of sharing ideas and networking with other Years 7-10 English teachers. We are grateful to all who have contributed to this edition of Idiom - a rich assortment of articles ranging from units of work, reading programs, Shakespeare, Pokémon GO, creative writing, and comparative analysis - we are sure you will find some nuggets of gold to inspire you and your teaching!

Please take the time to read the various book reviews written by VATE members - we hope that you find these useful and benefit from the insights provided by your fellow teachers. If you are interested in writing a review of your own, please keep an eye on the list of new titles on the VATE website.

Josephine Smith, Managing Editor Idiom
VATE Publications and Communications Officer