Two useful insert for pupils to keep at the back of their books and/or to laminate on A3 for pupils to use when responding to 40, 90, and 150-word GCSE writing tasks.
The foundation sheet has key verbs in past, present and future, as well as some common connectives and time phrases. This can be used by pupils to create simple and accurate responses to 40- and 90-word writing tasks in conjunction cognates and near-cognates and foundation level topic-specific vocabulary. I have even used this for my able KS3 Y8 classes.
The higher sheet is double-sided and alongside a wider range of categorised verbs in past, present, future and conditional, it also includes examples of generic complex structures which could be incorporated into written responses to 90- and 150-word tasks.
Feedback from pupils has been wholly positive, and these have also been useful in encouraging greater verbal responses from pupils in speaking tasks.