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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
Language and Structure
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Language and Structure

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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
Sentence Structure
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Sentence Structure

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How to build simple, compound and complex sentences. Prompt in A4 poster format. Ideal for literacy working wall, especially in Y6 for revision
Imaginative writing: Varying sentence structures for effect.
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Imaginative writing: Varying sentence structures for effect.

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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.
Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences!
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Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences!

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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.
Syntax - Identify sentence structures - A level
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Syntax - Identify sentence structures - A level

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English, GCSE, grade A English Language AS/A2 level This is a whole lesson on syntax in practice. Students of English usually find it hard to think in syntax term and how that builds thought. This exercise helps them understand this. Using a thought provoking text - Cogito ergo sum (I think; therefore, I am.) - students (best in small groups) identify sentence structures 1. Identify Subject and Verb which then helps identify clauses 2. Identify linking words that determine the relationships between clauses. I also included a PDF file with solutions so that students can reflect on lesson.
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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.
Manipulating structure and punctuation for creative writing
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Manipulating structure and punctuation for creative writing

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Two engaging lesson on varying sentence structures and using punctuation for effect. Includes a range of activities and detailed worksheets that really encourage pupils to see the merit of more varied structural choices, as well as emphasises the significance of technical accuracy. Worked extremely well and had high impact on my own classes. Suitable for both KS3 and KS4.
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Sentence Structure

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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

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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!
Improving Sentences BUNDLE
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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
Descriptive writing - varying sentence structure for effect
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Descriptive writing - varying sentence structure for effect

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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