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KS2 Cohesive Devices – Writing Posters Pack

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This pack contains five posters that illustrate different ways of using cohesive devices in writing.

Each poster uses an exciting fantasy image accompanied by text boxes or word balloons, which include examples of cohesive devices in writing inspired by the picture.

Blank balloon templates enable you to add the children’s own ideas.

The teaching points covered in this pack are:

  • repetition
  • pronouns
  • adverbials of time
  • adverbials
  • conjunctions

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

  • Teacher notes
  • A4 completed posters
  • A4 posters with images only
  • Blank balloon templates
  • Giant posters

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