Improving Sentences Year 5 / 6

Activity cards and worksheets to promote complex sentence structures and ambitious vocabulary in your students’ descriptive writing. These activities are suitable for a variety of ages and abilities across KS2 (Year 5 and Year 6 especially) and KS3, and will get students extending their sentences, varying their openers, adding more powerful verbs and adjectives and using subclauses.

Includes 2 resources which can be purchased separately if preferred:

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.

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 students 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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Created: Feb 23, 2019

Updated: Oct 6, 2019

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