When do I use a semicolon?

Secondary KLA:
English
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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

NSW syllabus outcomes

(EN4-3B) uses and describes language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts

(EN4-4B) makes effective language choices to creatively shape meaning with accuracy, clarity and coherence

(EN5-3B) selects and uses language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts, describing and explaining their effects on meaning

(EN5-4B) effectively transfers knowledge, skills and understanding of language concepts into new and different contexts

(ENLS-10B) explores the ways in which language forms, features and structures of texts vary according to purpose, audience and context

(ENLS-11B) composes, publishes and presents texts appropriate to purpose and audience in a range of contexts

Australian curriculum content descriptions

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

(ACELA1544) Understand the use of punctuation conventions, including colons, semicolons, dashes and brackets in formal and informal texts

(ACELA1532) Understand the use of punctuation to support meaning in complex sentences with prepositional phrases and embedded clauses

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
Audience:
learner
ScOT topics:
Punctuation, Semicolons, Grammar
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Publisher:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Resource ID: c32eb95f-916d-4e5a-92ea-e4a08328ac86