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Using Linking Devices in Narrative Paragraphs Worksheets

PDF | 4 pages|Grades: 3 - 6

3 worksheets teaching students how to link ideas when writing narrative paragraphs.

Cohesion is an important part of narrative writing. Use these worksheets to show how linking devices, such as phrases, clauses and time connectives, can help to link ideas in a narrative paragraph.

This teaching resource include activities, such as:

  • locating and underlining the linking devices within a narrative paragraph
  • building onto a sentence by adding a connecting phrase or clause
  • adding the correct linking device to sentences within a narrative paragraph
  • matching the correct sentence beginning to the correct sentence ending.

Answer sheets are also provided.

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    • ACELA1479

      Understand that paragraphs are a key organisational feature of written textsElaborationsnoticing how longer texts are organised into paragraphs, each beginning with a topic sentence/paragraph opener which predicts how the paragraph will develop and i...

    • ACELA1491

      Understand how texts are made cohesive through the use of linking devices including pronoun reference and text connectivesElaborationsknowing how authors construct texts that are cohesive and coherent through the use of: pronouns that link to somethi...

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    Steph Cannell

    On the answers the title for the middle page is incorrect. It should say ‘The Deep Sea Diver’ rather than Professor Fizz’s Potion.


    Steph Cannell · Sep 5th, 2018

    Stephanie (Teach Starter)

    Hi Steph, thank you so much for taking the time to point this out to us! The typo has now been corrected and the updated version is available for download. Have a lovely weekend!

    Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Sep 7th, 2018

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    • Incorrect heading corrected on answers page.

      Fix by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Sep 6th, 2018

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