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					                     Using Connectives As Signposts
Lesson Objectives:    1. Explore the way connectives signpost readers
                         through a text
                      2. Be able to use connectives in our own writing




                                                   Ice!
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?

                                            OPPOSING CONNECTIVE:
                                            Introduces an opposite
                                            argument.

                                            TIME CONNECTIVE:
                                            Shows the order of your
                                            points.

                                            ADDING CONNECTIVE:
                                            Adds a further point.

                                            RESULT CONNECTIVE:
                                            Introduces a result or
                                            solution.



     Match the connective with the right box
        Explore the way connectives signpost readers through a text

    OPPOSING
   CONNECTIVE:
 Introduces an opposite
       argument.
however, although,
nevertheless, on the
other hand, in            1. Re-read paragraph 2.
contrast, though,         2. What possible counter-arguments could be
alternatively, anyway,
                          given to his/her argument that nothing has been
yet, in fact, even so,
whereas                   done to improve the town?
                   Be able to use connectives in our own writing
      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:     OPPOSING                ADDING                RESULT
                     CONNECTIVE:             CONNECTIVE:           CONNECTIVE:
     Dear Editor,
Shows the order of
your points.         Introduces an opposite Adds a further point. Introduces a result
                 I read with interest the letter from ‘Anonymous’
first, then, after,
                     argument.
                                              also, too,
                                                                  or solution.

later,that claimed that ________________________________. I
        secondly,       however, although,    similarly, in      therefore,
      would like other hand, with this addition, for a number of so, as
thirdly, finally, to to nevertheless, on the person, indeed,
                        disagree in                              consequently,
begin with, next,                             let alone,         a result,
      reasons… contrast, though,
in sum, to                                    furthermore,       then, because,
conclude, in a          alternatively,        moreover, likewise since, as, for,
nutshell                anyway, yet, in fact,
                        even so, whereas
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