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Understand the use of punctuation conventions, including colons, semicolons, dashes and brackets in formal and informal texts (ACELA1544)
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.
This resource is a revision for students of some of the rules for punctuation and spelling, with examples. It covers sentences, paragraphing, apostrophes, punctuating dialogue, ellipses, brackets, titles, acronyms, ampersands, commonly confused words and IM and Text Speak.
This is an explanation for students of how to format dialogue correctly when using it in their writing, with examples, practice activities and a short test.
This resource focuses on how to use semicolons correctly, with information, links and activities. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.
This resource focuses on how to use colons correctly, with information, links and activities. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.
This short video for students is a refresher on when to use apostrophes in writing.
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 ...
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 ...
Look at the importance of water safety and skin protection at a beach. Talk with a lifeguard and beach goers about safety tips. Build a video for a public awareness campaign. Choose animated clips to illustrate responsible behaviour. Examine differences between formal and informal language. Select text for the script that ...
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. ...
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, ...
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.
Do people around Australia all speak the same English? In this clip, explore the ways that language evolves and consider the impacts that other 'Englishes', such as British English and American English, can have on the way we speak.
This is a series of four information sheets designed to teach students about phrases and clauses, sentence types and punctuation. It covers simple, complex and compound sentences. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize collection.
This resource focuses on how to use commas correctly, with information, links and activities. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.
This text for students contains short answer questions on four short stories - 'The Landlady', 'Lamb to the Slaughter', 'The Monkey's Paw' and 'Cold Reading'. It describes how to write short answers, as well as how to use textual evidence.
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.
Do you know what a 'bevan' is? Or are you more familiar with 'bogans', 'westies', 'chiggers' or 'boonies'? These are all terms used to describe the same kind of person. How is it that different places in Australia develop different expressions? In this clip, explore some of the reasons behind Queensland's colloquialisms.
Perhaps no term conjures the Australian character more than the ubiquitous 'G'day, mate'. But are Australians in danger of losing the colourful language they're known for? This clip examines some of the colloquialisms that might be in danger of disappearing.
Before you start writing any article, one of the first things you need to ask yourself is "Who's my audience?" Answering this question will help you decide if you should use a formal or an informal writing style. This resource explores this and other questions to be answered before writing, such as 'What's the best way ...