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senorcalvo

Higher level connectives

After APP'ing some writing in year 6 during the half term it has become obvious that the majority of children are still only using some very basic connectives.

Which connectives should i be looking at getting my level 4 and 5 children to use? Also does anybody have any good ideas on how to teach connectives?

Regards, Chris
Opera Diva

adding connectives:-
and
also
as well as
moreover
too

sequencing connectives:-
TEMPORAL
next
then
first, second, third…
finally
meanwhile
eventually
after
before


emphasising connectives:-
above all
in particular
especially
significantly
indeed
notably


comparing connectives:-
equally
in the same way
similarly
likewise
as with
like


qualifying connectives:-
however
although
unless
except
if
as long as


illustrating connectives:-
for example
such as
for instance
as revealed by
in the case of


contrasting connectives:-
whereas
instead of
alternatively
otherwise
unlike
on the other hand
senorcalvo

Thats excellent, thank you.
Regards, Chris
Gertie Grumbles

Opera Diva wrote:



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what a great list!
psycho_jo

senorcalvo - to get my very high ability kids aware of more connectives, I set their little group off with a word list using the above words but they had to sort them into the categories (think similar ones to OD).They had the use of dictionaries to help them. It really opened them up to these and have now stuck the sorting they did in back of books as a quick reference tool.
bscaca

Another thing you could get them to do is to find good examples of the use of higher level connectives.
emadam

Is this any use?



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bscaca

emadam - that looks great. I am blitzing connectives this week as i am heartily sick of 'and'.
choccat

That's brillant OD and emadam. My top Lit group are also struggling with connectives. I will definitely use this. Thanks for sharing.
wotton

thanks emadam thats a very useful list.
oatcake

Thanks for sharing emadam - most useful. x
tired teacher

That is a wow list! Many thanks
giant carrot

Great lists and ideas. Thanks everyone.
Moospan

OD I would just like to say thank you for your list. I gave them out all mixed up this week with just the headings and got them to group them. It really made them think about the meanings and how they would use them. Greatly appreciated.
Opera Diva

It's great to hear how useful a simple list can be. Thanks
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