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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Quiz:

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!

Q1.Which of the phrases below could be used to complete the sentence. Parenthesis is...
marked by a semicolon
a way of adding extra information to the sentence
marked by a pair of brackets, dashes or commas
usually optional detail

1/5

Q2.Match up the punctuation mark with its name and function.
hyphen (used to join compound words)
semicolon (used to link related main clauses)
colon (used to introduce information to clarify, explain or emphasise)
dash (used to emphasise additional information)
brackets (used to add non-essential information)

2/5

Q3.Which of the following rules for using brackets are true?
the extra information is essential
a pair of brackets surround the extra information.
full stops should never go inside the bracket
the extra information inside the brackets should be a main clause

3/5

Q4.Which sentence uses brackets correctly?

4/5

Q5.Which sentence uses dashes correctly?

5/5

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Quiz:

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!

Q1.Which of the phrases below could be used to complete the sentence. Parenthesis is...
marked by a semicolon
a way of adding extra information to the sentence
marked by a pair of brackets, dashes or commas
usually optional detail

1/5

Q2.Match up the punctuation mark with its name and function.
hyphen (used to join compound words)
semicolon (used to link related main clauses)
colon (used to introduce information to clarify, explain or emphasise)
dash (used to emphasise additional information)
brackets (used to add non-essential information)

2/5

Q3.Which of the following rules for using brackets are true?
the extra information is essential
a pair of brackets surround the extra information.
full stops should never go inside the bracket
the extra information inside the brackets should be a main clause

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

Complete the questions below to check your understanding.

Q1.Which of the statements below are true?
descriptive writing should capture a moment in detail
descriptive writing should persuade the reader to change their mind
descriptive writing should spark your reader's imagination
in descriptive writing, you should choose vocabulary and imagery carefully

1/5

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

2/5

Q3.Which of these sentences uses brackets correctly?
The woman (33) said: "I can't believe it!"
On safari, you can (if you are lucky) see a huge range of animals.
The weather today is wonderful (for a change).
Brackets are very similar (to dashes.)

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 show parenthesis
wherever you want
to emphasise a word or phrase

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Refining punctuation in creative writing: Quiz

Complete the questions below to check your understanding.

Q1.Which of the statements below are true?
descriptive writing should capture a moment in detail
descriptive writing should persuade the reader to change their mind
descriptive writing should spark your reader's imagination
in descriptive writing, you should choose vocabulary and imagery carefully

1/5

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

2/5

Q3.Which of these sentences uses brackets correctly?
The woman (33) said: "I can't believe it!"
On safari, you can (if you are lucky) see a huge range of animals.
The weather today is wonderful (for a change).
Brackets are very similar (to dashes.)

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 show parenthesis
wherever you want
to emphasise a word or phrase

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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