Refining punctuation in creative writing

This lesson, we will continue to refine the skills we have developed through this unit by creating a piece of writing to showcase and practise the craft of writing. We will begin with a quiz to review some of the core concepts we have been taught, before planning and writing a description.

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Q1.Which of the phrases below could be used to complete the sentence. Parenthesis is...

a way of adding extra information to the sentence

usually optional detail

marked by a pair of brackets, dashes or commas

marked by a semicolon

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Q2.Match up the punctuation mark with its name and function.

semicolon (used to link related main clauses)

brackets (used to add non-essential information)

colon (used to introduce information to clarify, explain or emphasise)

hyphen (used to join compound words)

dash (used to emphasise additional information)

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Q3.Which of the following rules for using brackets are true?

a pair of brackets surround the extra information.

the extra information is essential

the extra information inside the brackets should be a main clause

full stops should never go inside the bracket

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Q4.Which sentence uses brackets correctly?

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Q5.Which sentence uses dashes correctly?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

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Q1.Which of the phrases below could be used to complete the sentence. Parenthesis is...

a way of adding extra information to the sentence

usually optional detail

marked by a pair of brackets, dashes or commas

marked by a semicolon

1/5

Q2.Match up the punctuation mark with its name and function.

semicolon (used to link related main clauses)

brackets (used to add non-essential information)

colon (used to introduce information to clarify, explain or emphasise)

hyphen (used to join compound words)

dash (used to emphasise additional information)

2/5

Q3.Which of the following rules for using brackets are true?

a pair of brackets surround the extra information.

the extra information is essential

the extra information inside the brackets should be a main clause

full stops should never go inside the bracket

3/5

Q4.Which sentence uses brackets correctly?

4/5

Q5.Which sentence uses dashes correctly?

5/5

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Refining punctuation in creative writing: Quiz

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Q1.Which of the statements below are true?

descriptive writing should spark your reader's imagination

in descriptive writing, you should choose vocabulary and imagery carefully

descriptive writing should capture a moment in detail

descriptive writing should persuade the reader to change their mind

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Q2.Complete the sentence. Brackets are used to show ______________.

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Q3.Which of these sentences uses brackets correctly?

On safari, you can (if you are lucky) see a huge range of animals.

Brackets are very similar (to dashes.)

The weather today is wonderful (for a change).

The woman (33) said: "I can't believe it!"

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Q4.How should a semicolon be used? (There may be more than one correct answer)

to end a sentence

to replace a conjunction

to link two closely-related main clauses

to separate items in a complicated list

to replace a comma

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Q5.When should you use a dash?

in place of a comma to create a strong break or pause

to emphasise a word or phrase

to show parenthesis

wherever you want

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Refining punctuation in creative writing: Quiz

Complete the questions below to check your understanding.

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Q1.Which of the statements below are true?

descriptive writing should spark your reader's imagination

in descriptive writing, you should choose vocabulary and imagery carefully

descriptive writing should capture a moment in detail

descriptive writing should persuade the reader to change their mind

1/5

Q2.Complete the sentence. Brackets are used to show ______________.

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Q3.Which of these sentences uses brackets correctly?

On safari, you can (if you are lucky) see a huge range of animals.

Brackets are very similar (to dashes.)

The weather today is wonderful (for a change).

The woman (33) said: "I can't believe it!"

3/5

Q4.How should a semicolon be used? (There may be more than one correct answer)

to end a sentence

to replace a conjunction

to link two closely-related main clauses

to separate items in a complicated list

to replace a comma

4/5

Q5.When should you use a dash?

in place of a comma to create a strong break or pause

to emphasise a word or phrase

to show parenthesis

wherever you want

5/5

Lesson summary: Refining punctuation in creative writing

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This was the final lesson in the unit Grammar for Writing.

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