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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 • Connectivesare 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

  9. Comparing CONNECTIVES 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.

  10. CAUSE AND EFFECT 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

  11. QUALIFYING CONNECTIVES 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.

  12. ILLUSTRATING CONNECTIVES 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?