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1 Using Connectives Correctly
Monday 19th March 2012 LO: To be able to link ideas using connectives or conjuntions in my writing

2 What are connectives? Connectives are connecting adverbs that link ideas which may be in different sentences or paragraphs. They help to link your: Ideas Sentences Paragraphs Connectives are used between paragraphs or between sentences in order to show a connection between one part of your writing and another. They make your writing more powerful.

3 Investigating Connectives
If used appropriately in your writing-you can help the reader move smoothly from one point to the next. Look at your reading book – what examples of connectives can you see? How are they used? Can you use them in a sentence or discussion with confidence? Rehearse some sentences with your Talking Partner.

4 Identifying Connectives
Using a whiteboard write down as many connectives as you can. Remember they need not just be single words; some can be made up of a few words put together. What effect do the different connectives you have written down have on sentences they could be used in? Discuss this with your Talking Partner. TASK: With your Talking Partner have a go at creating complex sentences using the ‘Linking Clauses’ activity.

5 Different types of connectives
Tuesday 20th March 2012 LO: To recognise the effect of different connective types

6 Adding Connectives and moreover too also as well as
These add further information. e.g. He liked sausages as well as ice cream. Have a go at writing some of your own sentences using these connectives.

7 Sequencing Connectives
before next first after then second third eventually meanwhile finally firstly These help to develop the logical sequence of you ideas. They enable you to show chronological order. e.g. He went into the bathroom before he went downstairs. Write two sentences in your book that use a couple of these connectives.

8 Emphasising Connectives
These help to highlight your ideas. e.g. He loved skating especially on a cold frosty day. Choose one of these connectives to write a really interesting sentence with. above all especially indeed in particular notably significantly

likewise similarly in the same way like as with equally We use these connectives to compare two different ideas with each other. e.g. He cycles to school in the same way as a cheetah runs after its prey. Compare two ideas using one of these connectives.

These connectives help to explain why something happens. e.g. The boy missed his bus and consequently was late for school. Try to explain why something happened using one of these connectives. so because thus consequently therefore

however unless although as long as if except These connectives help to explain why something may change because of something else. e.g. Although the dog was very small he was still quite aggressive. Have a go at writing a sentence using one of these words at the beginning to link two ideas together.

whereas otherwise instead of unlike alternatively on the other hand These connectives are used when we want to give an example of something. e.g. The cat was small and quiet unlike the enormous barking dog. Have a go at writing a sentence using one of these connectives.

13 Putting it all together
Now have a go at writing an interesting and descriptive piece of writing about the character you described a few week ago. Use a wide variety of connectives to link ideas and show how your thoughts are developing. Share your writing with your Talking Partner. Can you suggest 2 stars and a wish for each others work?

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