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Complex sentences using connectives. Our targets this term are to extend our sentences to give more information to the reader by using connectives. Extend these sentences using: if so while since though. Example: The cat sat on the mat. This is a simple sentence.

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complex sentences using connectives

Complex sentencesusing connectives

Our targets this term are to extend our sentences to give more information to the reader by using connectives.

extend these sentences using if so while since though
Extend these sentences using: ifsowhilesincethough
  • Example:
  • The cat sat on the mat. This is a simple sentence.
  • The cat sat on the mat so that he could curl up and go to sleep.
  • The cat sat on the mat while he was waiting for his tea.
  • If the weather was cold out side the cat always sat on the mat in front of the fire.
  • The cat sat on the mat since it was the warmest place in the room.
  • Though the cat was really hungry for its tea it sat patiently on the mat.
challenge
CHALLENGE!

Talk to the person next to you. What do you notice about these sentences now?

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Aim: Use the following words to give more information about someone or something:who whose which that
  • The girl walked into the classroom. This is a simple sentence.
  • The girl, who had long red hair, walked swiftly into the classroom.
  • The girl, whose red hair sparkled as the light caught it, walked slowly and confidently into the classroom.
  • The girl walked into the classroom, which by now was filled with children.
  • The girl, who was now feeling extremely nervous, walked steadily into the classroom, which by now was filled with people, who were busily getting ready for the start of the day. 
  • The girl walked into the classroom thathad been allocated to her on arrival at the school earlier this morning.
give more information about someone or something using words like who as although since which
Give more information about someone or something using words like:whoasalthoughsincewhich
  • Example:
  • The girl walked into the classroom. 
  • As the girl, with flaming red hair and freckles on her nose, walked into the classroom, all heads turned to stare at her.
  • The girl, whowas feeling very nervous by now, walked into the classroom, although she really felt like bolting out of the door.
  • Since this was her first day at her new school, the girl thrust back her shoulders confidently and walked into the classroom, which by now was packed with children.
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CHALLENGE!

Which sentence do you think will get you higher marks?

  • The girl walked into the classroom.

or

  • The girl, who had long red hair, walked
  • swiftly into the classroom.

Why?

extra challenge
EXTRA CHALLENGE!

For 2 basketballs up, what is the underlined word an example of?

The girl, who had long red hair, walked swiftly into the classroom.