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Literacy Basics: Writing Sentences

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3 KS4

Highly illustrated and structured worksheets develop basic writing skills in lower ability students. Nouns, verbs and other components of the sentence are introduced, followed by more complex constructions such as phrases and clauses. Activities which practise different styles of writing link the grammatical skills acquired in earlier worksheets. (Updated from: Cartoon Basics: Writing Sentences)

Topics include: Sentence structure; Using conjunctions; Subjects and Objects; Continuous writing; Avoiding repetition? Writing a job application; Writing instructions; Creative writing; Writing in newspaper style.

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Size: 64 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 031 6
Code: LBWS
Popularity rank: 128
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Contents List


  • 1 HARD WORK Students consider how writing has developed over thousands of years and consider some of the factors relating to the development process.
  • 3 SIGNS AND SYMBOLS Students look at different signs and symbols to see how they translate visual images into words.
  • 5 NOUNS Introducing the concept of a noun.
  • 7 PRONOUNS Introducing the concept of subject and object pronouns and encouraging their use as an alternative to the noun, when appropriate.
  • 9 ADJECTIVES Introduces the concept of adjectives.
  • 11 POSTCARD FROM THE PYRAMIDS Practice in the use of adjectives.
  • 13 VERBS Introducing the concept of a verb.
  • 15 ADVERBS Introducing the concept of the adverb in relation to verbs.
  • 17 CONJUNCTIONS Introducing the concept of conjunctions.
  • 19 PREPOSITIONS Introducing the concept of prepositions.
  • 21 SUBJECTS AND OBJECTS Introducing the concept of subjects and objects.
  • 23 WHAT IS A SENTENCE? To raise awareness of the structure of sentences, and to encourage students to define a sentence.
  • 25 PHRASES Helping students to understand what a phrase is, and to give practice in recognising and constructing phrases.
  • 27 CLAUSES Introducing the concept of the clause.
  • 29 STAGES IN WRITING Students are encouraged to follow a series of stages in continuous writing.
  • 31 BORING Students are encouraged to be critical about work that is dull and repetitive, and to be able to make improvements by using a range of alternative parts of speech.
  • 33 DIFFERENT STYLES Introducing the idea that the intended purpose of a piece of writing determines its style.
  • 35 EXPERIMENT Providing practice in the kind of writing used to describe scientific experiments.
  • 37 EYEWITNESS Students are encouraged to write factual reports that are clear and concise.
  • 39 JOB APPLICATION Providing experience in writing job application letters.
  • 41 RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT An introduction to the style of writing used in writing a summary for the students' Records of Achievement.
  • 43 INVITATION Students practise a style suitable for writing and accepting invitations.
  • 45 RECIPE FOR SUCCESS Writing in the style required for a recipe or menu.
  • 47 GIVING INSTRUCTIONS helping students to develop a style appropriate for setting out instructions.
  • 49 FRONT PAGE STORY Introducing students to a journalistic style of writing, which sets out to capture and retain the reader's interest, while describing the main facts of the event reported.
  • 51 EXAM TIME An opportunity to write in the style required for a comprehension exercise.
  • 53 ONCE UPON THE NILE providing practice in the skills of sentence construction, to produce an interesting piece of creative writing.



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