Improving Sentences Activities

KS2 / KS3 (Year 5, 6, 7 and 8) complex sentence structure activities for practice as starter or warm ups for writing, main lesson tasks or fast finisher activities. Ban boring sentences with this Literacy / English BUNDLE of printable writing activities and worksheets to promote the use of ambitious sentence structures and vocabulary in descriptive writing. Regular use will get students stretching their sentences and uplevelling their vocabulary.


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

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Created: Jun 20, 2017

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