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LO: To be able to link ideas using connectives or


conjuntions in my writing
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.
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.
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.
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LO: To recognise the effect of different connective types


ADDING CONNECTIVES
and
These add further information. moreover
e.g. He liked sausages as well too
as ice cream.
also
Have a go at writing some of
your own sentences using these
as well as
connectives.
SEQUENCING CONNECTIVES
before
These help to develop the logical next
sequence of you ideas. first
They enable you to show after
chronological order. then
e.g. He went into the bathroom second
before he went downstairs. third
Write two sentences in your book eventually
that use a couple of these
connectives. meanwhile
finally
firstly
EMPHASISING CONNECTIVES
These help to highlight your
ideas. above all
e.g. He loved skating especially especially
on a cold frosty day. indeed
Choose one of these in particular
connectives to write a really notably
interesting sentence with.
significantly
COMPARING CONNECTIVES

We use these connectives to


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

These connectives help to explain


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

These connectives help to explain however


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

These connectives are used whereas


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