This 9 passage handout asks students to address the following Common Core Standard:
L.11-12.3a Vary syntax for effect, consulting references (e.g., Tufte’s Artful Sentences) for guidance as needed; apply an understanding of syntax to the study of complex texts when reading.
The questions that accompany the handout ask students to analyze the author's deliberate use of punctuation and sentence length to create an effect. Answer key is included, and more resources are available upon request. Please note that the free sample is one of nine passages with answer keys.