English / Year 9 / Language / Text structure and organisation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand how punctuation is used along with layout and font variations in constructing texts for different audiences and purposes (ACELA1556)

Elaborations
  • experimenting with the use of colons and semicolons in expositions and other extended writing to improve precision and clarity of expression
  • investigating instances of colons and semicolons in expository texts and discuss their uses in elaborating on and clarifying ideas in complex sentences
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Punctuation,  Complex sentences

Text

Writing Dialogue

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.

Text

Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation

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.

Text

Tales of Terror

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.

Interactive

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.

Interactive

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.

Interactive

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.

Interactive

Laptop wrap – putting the apostrophe in its place

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

Interactive

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.

Interactive

Syllabus bites: Visual literacy

A resource with information, study guides and resources on visual literacy to support the English K-10 Australian Curriculum in English. It provides a series of activities, guidelines and tasks about visual texts from a variety of sources. Contains writing scaffolds, templates and proformas for responding and composing ...

Interactive

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.

Interactive

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.

Online

Be on the Safe Side Year 9-10 English

This is a unit of work that uses visual and multimodal texts to explore rail safety on and around the rail network. Specific topics include: evaluative language, persuasive text, comparing texts and the creation of a visual and multimodal campaign to promote rail safety. The resource includes: teacher notes, three learning ...

Video

How to use an apostrophe

This short video for students is a refresher on when to use apostrophes in writing.