English / Year 7 / Language / Text structure and organisation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand the use of punctuation to support meaning in complex sentences with prepositional phrases and embedded clauses (ACELA1532)

Elaborations
  • discussing how qualifying statements add meaning to opinions and views in spoken texts
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Punctuation,  Complex sentences

Interactive Resource

Syllabus bites: types of sentences

A web page resource with information, teacher guides and activities on types of sentences to support the Australian Curriculum in English K–10. It has detailed activities, links to resources and quizzes.

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Syllabus bites: Exploring Asia-related texts

This resource has information, links and study guides on Asia-related texts to support the Australian Curriculum in English for Year 7, 8, 9, 10.

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Putting speech marks in their place

This resource focuses on how to use speech marks correctly, with information, links and activities. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

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Putting the comma in its place

This resource focuses on how to use commas correctly, with information, links and activities. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

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When do I use a semicolon?

This resource focuses on how to use semicolons correctly, with information, links and activities. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

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When do I use a colon?

This resource focuses on how to use colons correctly, with information, links and activities. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

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How to use indirect speech

This resource focuses on how to use indirect speech correctly, with information, links and activities. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

Text

Inanimate Alice suggested activities: the best journey

This is a two-page document with suggested student activities relating to 'The best journey', an 'Alice in Australia' photo story that focuses on a planned trip to Antarctica. Activities include discussion about visual and language features of the text, and research about travelling to Antarctica that students can draw ...

Interactive Resource

BBC Skillswise: beat the clock apostrophes - activity

This is a multilevel activity about apostrophes of contraction. Students rewrite words to contract them with an apostrophe and/or an 's'. A hint button reminds students of the basic rules of the use of apostrophes for missing letters and numbers. After completing seven examples their answers are displayed and compared with ...

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Finish the story: car crash: assessment

Assess your ability to edit a comic book story about a romance where a couple have an argument, and then one person is involved in a car crash. Look closely at the narrative to make it more exciting and complete. Choose an ending. Improve the story by adding adverbial phrases and similes, and by linking sentences using ...

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BBC Skillswise: who owns what - activity

This is a multilevel activity about apostrophes of possession. At each level students are presented with two nouns, one the 'owner/s' and the other what is 'owned', and asked to enter them with an apostrophe added. Once ten pairs of words have been attempted, students' work is corrected and the right answers are displayed. ...

Interactive Resource

Homophones 'who's' and 'whose'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of two words that will assist students to use sentence context to distinguish between the homophones 'who's' and 'whose'. Both words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, ...

Teacher resource

Teaching AC English

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers containing video vignettes and supporting text that demonstrate differentiation and explicit teaching of the Australian Curriculum: English in the areas of reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar across a range of classrooms from Foundation to year 10. The vignettes ...

Teacher resource

Starting Smart: effective energies: explain and inform

This curriculum package provides teachers of students in years 7-9 with background information, ten lesson plans, activities and resources designed to develop knowledge about explanations. The lessons model a range of teaching and learning strategies to explore the purpose, organisation, vocabulary and language structures ...

Teacher resource

Starting Smart: law-abiding equivalents: entertain and inform

This curriculum package provides teachers of students in years 7-9 with background information, lesson plans, activities and resources. It aims to develop and extend students' knowledge and understanding of narratives that are designed to entertain and inform. The lessons model a range of teaching and learning strategies ...