I have designed this sheet for use with a Year 5 class who struggle to use a range of connectives. I found resources to support this specific group of connectives very difficult to locate. I welcome any feedback (as long as it is kind!)
Explanation writing is one of the trickier non-fiction genres in the primary curriculum. Although we rarely explain sequences using formal language, we often explain things in every day terms. How do you complete that level of the game? How do you do that magic trick? How do we digest food? There is a group of connectives that can help explain cause and effect more precisely. These are called causal connectives. This is not a strictly defined group of words – more collection of conjunctions, adverbs and other cohesive devices that can be useful for this genre of writing.<br />
Try the dice activity 'Explain yourself' and watch your class get comfortable using these connectives aloud as they explain diverse subjects including 'how to take the perfect selfie' and 'how the digestive system works'. When they are ready, they can write some of their favourite explanations, using causal connectives with accuracy.<br />
NEW! I have now added 4 simple oral warm up activities. These encourage to children to rehearse useful vocabulary (consequently, as a result of this, so, so that, therefore, however) and add brackets to explanation sentences. Try that tricky language aloud before you get into any writing!
Children loved making pizzas at our Italian pizza class. Resources have been exported from an Activ-primary flip-chart. (Which also includes Italian Pizzeria style music.) Fun to play when the children are making their pizzas or working. If you would like original please message me.<br />
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These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library. <br />
There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.
22 comprehension style worksheets (1 per book) that I have made based on the Rigby Star Guided Reading books. The children can complete them after or during guided reading. I will add more as I make them. <br />
Books I have covered are:<br />
Rollercoaster, Elvis and the Space Junk, Always Elephant, Clever Chick, The Gizmo's party, The Ice-cream Factory, The Woman Who Fooled the Fairies, Mantu the Elephant, The Monster is Coming, The Gizmo's trip, The Picky Prince, Count on Your Body, Quork attack, Headfirst into the Porride, The Singing Giant, Josie and the puppy, The Ambulance Service, The Perfect Pizza, Rabbit's Surprise Birthday, Peanuts, The King of the Birds and The Cherokee Little People.<br />
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Three differentiated worksheets, suitable for Year 1 & 2 pupils. <br />
1 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and lines underneath for able writers to write each part of the story.<br />
2 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and parts of the story with gaps for pupils to fill in.<br />
3 - Complete storyboard in the wrong order for less able pupils to cut out and sequence.