# ConnectivesPage 1

Slide 1

## Using Connectives As Signposts

Ice!

Lesson Objectives: 1. Explore the way connectives signpost readers through a text

2. Be able to use connectives in our own writing

What do signposts do?

Signposts tell us what is coming next….

And we can use them in our writing to tell our reader what to expect…

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Slide 2

## Explore the way connectives signpost readers through a text

Read at the letter from a resident to a local paper.

How does s/he signpost us through his/her argument?

Match the connective with the right box

TIME CONNECTIVE:

Shows the order of your points.

OPPOSING CONNECTIVE:

Introduces an opposite argument.

RESULT CONNECTIVE:

Introduces a result or solution.

Which type of connective does this writer NOT use?

Slide 3

Explore the way connectives signpost readers through a text

OPPOSING CONNECTIVE:

Introduces an opposite argument.

however, although, nevertheless, on the other hand, in contrast, though, alternatively, anyway, yet, in fact, even so, whereas

2. What possible counter-arguments could be given to his/her argument that nothing has been done to improve the town?

Draft a paragraph of counter-argument to paragraph 2. Use an opposing connective from the box!

Slide 4

## Be able to use connectives in our own writing

Dear Editor,

I read with interest the letter from ‘Anonymous’ that claimed that . I would like to disagree with this person, for a number of reasons…

Imagine the anonymous letter was written about the area that you live in. Write a letter of reply to your local newspaper, arguing that your town is a great place to live.

To be successful I must:

Write in paragraphs so that I have a clear structure.

Use a range of connectives to signpost my readers through my points.

Include counter arguments to the points made in the anonymous letter.

TIME CONNECTIVE:

Shows the order of your points.

first, then, after, later, secondly, thirdly, finally, to begin with, next, in sum, to conclude, in a nutshell

OPPOSING CONNECTIVE:

Introduces an opposite argument.

however, although, nevertheless, on the other hand, in contrast, though, alternatively, anyway, yet, in fact, even so, whereas