Expressive Punctuation: Contrasting sentence lengths curriculum

About Standards

This lesson looks at effects that can be created by simply contrasting the sentence lengths in a paragraph. It uses simple examples from reflective memoirs such as Jeanette Walls' The Glass Castle.

Australia

Australian National Curriculum F-10

Investigate how complex sentences can be used in a variety of ways to elaborate, extend and explain ideas

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

Explain how authors creatively use the structures of sentences and clauses for particular effects

Australian National Curriculum Senior Secondary

ACEEN033

Year 11 Year 12

Create a range of texts experimenting with text structures, language features and multimodal devices

ACEEN037

Year 11 Year 12

Create a range of texts using accurate spelling, punctuation, syntax and metalanguage

ACEEN051

Year 11 Year 12

Create a range of texts making innovative and imaginative use of language features

ACEEN070

Year 11 Year 12

Create a range of texts using nuanced language

ACEEA100

Year 11 Year 12

Create a range of texts using stylistic and grammatical choices for effect, including complex lexical elements, modality in the past conditional and subject-specific language forms and features

United States

Common Core

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.