Each book in the ENGLISH WITH ATTITUDE series contains a thematically linked collection of texts, with accompanying activities and assessments balanced across the six modes of listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and presenting. The themes have been chosen by groups of students as being of abiding interest, and offer rich opportunities for broader and deeper enquiries across a variety of learning areas, for schools looking at cross-curriculum courses of study. The series has been written specifically to help students and teachers meet the requirements of Level 5 English in the New Zealand Curriculum. Students working at Levels 3, 4 and 6 of the Curriculum are also catered for by the wide range of texts in each book, and the open-ended activities that accompany them - ideal for differentiated classrooms. Every book covers two Level 5 Achievement Objectives from the Listening, Reading and Viewing strand, and two from the Speaking, Writing and Presenting strand. Three books together will cover the Achievement Objectives for a year's work. THE WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS examines the world of personal choice, the conflicts we encounter when making choices, and the consequences of our choices. Gang life is the central topic examined in this book, which covers four Achievement Objectives: Show an understanding of ideas within, across and beyond texts * Show an understanding of how language features are used for effect within and across texts * Select, develop, and communicate purposeful ideas on a range of topics * Select and use a range of language features appropriately, showing an understanding of their effects.