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Improving Sentence Structure

Improve sentence structure with these 40 A4 dyslexia-friendly complex sentence construction trails, which includes differentiation and worked examples to help pupils add detail and interest to their narrative writing. Get your pupils extending their sentences, uplevelling their vocabulary and using a wider variety of ambitious sentence structures. Suitable for a range of ages and abilities, this resource scaffolds the descriptive writing of reluctant or struggling writers, while also challenging more able writers. Each card starts with a simple, boring sentence and, step-by-step, learners extend and improve it, adding elements of VCOP and other sentence improvement techniques to construct a fuller description. The worked examples could be shared on the board and perhaps printed and laminated to support less confident creative writers. Works well as a regular SPaG warm-up for writing or as an early finisher task. Ideal for Key Stage 2 (KS2) or Key Stage 3 (KS3). All files in PDF format within the Zip file. Includes: 30 trails for middle and higher ability / older pupils 10 worked examples for these trails 10 trails for lower ability / younger pupils, featuring built in examples and fewer instructions All resources are included with and without a cream background. Printing with this background could support dyslexic learners and those with other barriers to learning. Alternatively you could print the no background versions on pastel coloured paper to reduce glare. Fonts used are also dyslexia-friendly. The trails can be used as worksheets or could be laminated for regular use, with pupils recording sentences elsewhere. If blown up to A3 and laminated they work well for paired or group use, with pupils using a whiteboard pen. In building better, stronger sentences, pupils are encouraged to try more powerful verbs, interesting nouns, similes, start with adverbs or -ing and -ed words, add adjectives, drop further information into sentences using subclauses and bracket commas, use connectives to add further information etc. Check out the bundles of linked resources in which this resource is available. A linked resource is this activity card set: Super Sentences (Complex Sentence Writing) Also popular: set of 20 prompt cards to inspire creative writing (also dyslexia-friendly): Imaginative Story Writing Prompts For time-saving, engaging printables and presentations to plan Primary Literacy, Maths and French lessons, visit FullShelf Resources
Imaginative writing: Varying sentence structures for effect.Quick View

Imaginative writing: Varying sentence structures for effect.

Creative Writing. KS3 & KS4. Fits the Edexcel English Language Framework (can be used with all other exam board frameworks for creative writing). Preparation for both Paper 1 and 2. Objective 1 (AO2): To be able to identify a simple, compound and complex sentence and discuss their effect. Objective 2 (AO6): To be able to use a variety of sentence types to make your writing exciting to read. Objectives are the broken down into grade boundaries 2-6 from the GCSE 1-9 scale. includes a worksheet which can be set as homework.
Sentence StructureQuick View

Sentence Structure

How to build simple, compound and complex sentences. Prompt in A4 poster format. Ideal for literacy working wall, especially in Y6 for revision
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Language and Structure

A publisher document to be used in students’ books or even put on the walls! Edit all you like! There is a language sheet with terminology devices and explanations as to why they are used. There is a structure sheet with terminology devices and explanations as to why they are used. This applies to the Edexcel spec, but might also be used for generic analysis of texts both non-fiction and fiction. Not every piece of terminology is on here so I’ve listed what is on below: Language: Adjective Verb Common Noun Proper Noun Adverb Personification Metaphor Simile Anecdote Superlative Pronoun Hyperbole Emotive Language Semantic Field Connotations Onomatopoeia Informal Language Tone Structure: Simple sentence Compound sentence Complex sentence Repetition How the text starts and ends Declarative Imperative Exclamative/exclamatory Punctuation Conjunction How the paragraphs starts and ends Rhetorical question Listing technique or Rule of 3 Alliteration Perspectives of others Interrogative
Complex Sentences Writing (Super Sentences)Quick View

Complex Sentences Writing (Super Sentences)

Complex Sentences Writing and Grammar / SPaG fun: 40 printable sentence-formation activity cards (colour and black and white versions). A flexible resource to encourage ambitious vocabulary and variety in sentence structures, it works well as a regular morning starter, early finisher task or warm-up for a writing lesson. An introductory card models different ways to add interest and variety to sentences. This resource encourages building complex and compound sentences, using subordinate clauses etc. Perhaps let pupils come up with as silly a sentence as they want and have fun playing with words to banish boring sentences. Also available is Sensational Sentences, featuring even more ambitious vocabulary: Sensational Sentences. As a rough guide, Super suits Key Stage 2 (KS2) or KS3, while Sensational could be used in KS3 / KS4 and with very able writers at the top of Primary. With the same layout across the two resources, a mixture of the two can be used in the same class to provide differentiation. Both resources are available with a third (Improving Sentences Cards) in a bundle. Designed as a dice game, it can be used in other ways. As individuals, in pairs or in groups, children roll to find out which 3 words they must incorporate into a sentence (Instructions are on the cards). There are 6 groups of words on each card – openers/connectives, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and two groups of nouns. Children place the selected words anywhere in their sentence, as long as it makes sense, recording the sentence on paper or a mini whiteboard. You may wish to allow flexibility (changing verb tense, using the verb as an adjective etc.) To cater for different situations and abilities, change the number of words they roll for, have children team up with a partner or select any words they want from the card. I encourage dictionary use for unfamiliar words and urge children to keep sentences they are especially proud of so they can use them in longer pieces of writing later. The activity might spark a whole story! Print on card or paper and laminate for repeated use. With a smaller group, choose the ones you print and/or laminate cards back to back. Alternatively, cards can be displayed on the screen for whole class use. Dyslexia-friendly creative writing prompt cards: Imaginative Story Writing Prompts For time-saving, engaging resources to plan Primary Literacy, Maths and French lessons, visit FullShelf Resources
Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences!Quick View

Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences!

This detailed and engaging lesson enables students to gain an understanding of simple, compound and complex sentences, and to use a variation of sentence types in their own writing for clarity and effect. Students learn through a number of fun and interactive tasks, which enable them to: - Define and exemplify simple, compound, and complex sentences; - Identify them in writing; - Understand and analyse how different types of sentences can be used for clarity and effect; - Create a written piece using a variety of sentence structures for clarity and effect; - Evaluate their use of different sentence structures. The resources include: -Visually engaging and comprehensive whole-lesson presentation; -Resources for the card-sorting activity; -A model example and analysis worksheet; -A success criteria; -Step-by-step lesson plan. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final page of the slide.
Descriptive writing - varying sentence structure for effectQuick View

Descriptive writing - varying sentence structure for effect

The lesson focuses on describing an image to create mood - involves varying sentence structures and including a range of appropriate adjectives Peer Assessment task works brilliantly with students once they are coached - always make students write their name along with strength and target so they can be held accountable for good and bad feedback
Improving Sentences BUNDLEQuick View

Improving Sentences BUNDLE

Complex sentence structure activities: ban boring sentences with this Literacy BUNDLE of printable activities and worksheets to promote the use of ambitious sentence structures and ambitious vocabulary in writing. Suitable for a variety of ages and abilities across Key Stage 2 (KS2), KS3 and beyond (and equivalents in other countries), these resources will get pupils improving their sentences. Includes: Super Sentences (Complex Sentence Writing): 40 printable activity cards in a PDF (colour and black and white versions). It works well as a regular morning starter activity, early finisher task or warm-up for a writing lesson. An introductory card models different ways to add interest and variety to sentences. Originally designed as a dice game, it can be used as a variety of ways. Please see the individual resource for more detail. Sensational Sentences (Complex Sentence Writing): Another set of 40 cards - this is the same activity as above but for older / more able learners. It features more challenging vocabulary and could be used for differentiation in the same class. Uplevelling Sentence Trails: Get pupils extending their sentences with these 40 A4 complex sentence construction cards, with differentiation and worked examples, which can also be used as worksheets. These support learners to take boring, simple sentences, changing vocabulary and sentence structure step-by-step, building much more ambitious, descriptive and exciting sentences. They can be used with a variety of age groups and abilities. I hope these resources work well for your pupils and that they can save you time too. If you get a spare moment I would be grateful for a review. Many thanks. You might be interested in one of my other favourite writing resources, a set of 20 dyslexia-friendly prompt cards to inspire creative writing: Imaginative Story Writing Prompts For engaging, time-saving printables and presentations to help plan Primary Literacy, Maths and French lessons, visit FullShelf Resources
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Sentence structure

Lesson for KS3 pupils based on sentence structure. Students are given an extract - provided and also on the PP. They analyse it looking for examples of sentence types and then complete a description of an object where they try to use a range of sentence structures.
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Zombie Apocalypse Sentence Structures

A one-off skills lesson that focuses on Sentence Structures. Lesson plan provided. Lesson Objective - To have developed our ability to use varied sentence structure. Success Criteria - differentiated and tied to pathways. Easily changed to suit. The success criteria are aimed at fulfilling some of the requirements for the GCSE language paper 1 question. This lesson focuses on the use of sentence structures, whilst having students role play in groups. The students are tasked with selecting items from a 'survival kit', explaining their value using varied sentence types and then assessing the work of others. For higher ability groups this may represent a lesson's work, but for lower ability this can be stretched over two lessons. This lesson is easily tweaked to cover Speaking and Listening skills if required. The content is differentiated by outcome, the groups are also easily differentiated. The lesson plan is at the start of the SmartBoard.
Sentence StructureQuick View

Sentence Structure

This is a worksheet that contains a list of scrambled sentences that the learners have to reorder for them to make sense.
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Sentence Structure

Sentence Structure - How to Identify Sentence Structure Handout or Poster. This is a tool for identifying sentence structure. Similar to a flow chart, it walks students through the steps to figure out if a sentence is simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex. Supports common core state standards!