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KS2 Cohesive Devices in Fiction Writing – Grammar Burst Resource Pack

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This powerful KS2 grammar resources pack provides everything you need to teach a series of five lessons on cohesive devices in fiction writing, culminating in an extended writing task where children can use their grammatical understanding in context.

What are cohesive devices?

Cohesive devices are used to connect ideas, sentences and paragraphs. As the name suggests, they add coherence to what we are saying.

Examples of cohesive devices

  • Therefore
  • So
  • In addition
  • Alternatively
  • On the other hand
  • But
  • Because of this
  • As a result
  • Due to
  • Firstly/secondly/finally
  • In conclusion
  • In my opinion

National Curriculum English programme of study links

  • Draft and write by using a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs
  • Linking ideas across paragraphs using a wider range of cohesive devices: repetition of a word or phrase, grammatical connections [for example, the use of adverbials such as on the other hand, in contrast, or as a consequence], and ellipsis

  • PowerPoint
  • Selkie story model texts
  • Cohesion within paragraphs worksheet
  • Five image cards
  • Little Red Riding Hood storyboard
  • Jack and the Beanstalk text for uplevelling writing

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