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Fizzle out

End with death and destruction or ‘then I woke up’

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Paragraphs

Paragraphs

New paragraph - each time you start a new topic in or when a new speaker says something.

Vary your sentence length

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Sentences

Sentences

Simple sentences: subject object verb

E.g. The boys walked down the road.

Used to:

keep things simple, especially for a young audience.

make points clear in instructions, information or explanations.

create drama, tension or a fast pace in descriptive or persuasive writing.

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Sentences

Sentences

Compound sentences: two simple sentences connected by and, but, so, because

E.g. The boys walked down the road and their parents waved from the house.

Advantage:

they allow you to build more detail into your writing

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Sentences:

Sentences:

Complex sentences: main clause (simple sentence) and subordinate clause (doesn’t make sense on its own)

The boys walked quickly down the road, feeling a little nervous because today was their first exam.

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Connectives

Connectives

Adding: and, also, as well as, too

Sequencing: next, then, first second third, finally, after

Cause and effect: because, so, therefore

Qualifying: however, although, unless, except, if, as long as, yet

Illustrating: for example, such as, for instance

Contrasting: whereas, instead of, alternatively

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Tone

Tone

Formal Tones

Formal – if you don’t know your reader and/or they’re older than you.

Speech to school governors – formal

Letter to a shop manager – formal

Informal Tones

Informal – if you know your reader well and/or you’re the same age

Speech to your year group – lively and informal

Advice for a friend – informal

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And Finally:

And Finally:

Don’t panic!

Do your best!

and

Good luck!

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