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### Connectives

1. 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…
2. 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. ADDING CONNECTIVE: Adds a further point. RESULT CONNECTIVE: Introduces a result or solution. Which type of connective does this writer NOT use?
3. 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 1. Re-read paragraph 2. 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!
4. 4. 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… 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. Use some of the connectives below 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 ADDING CONNECTIVE: Adds a further point. also, too, similarly, in addition, indeed, let alone, furthermore, moreover, likewise RESULT CONNECTIVE: Introduces a result or solution. therefore, consequently, as a result, so, then, because, since, as, for,
5. 5. Other types of connectivesOther types of connectives COPULTATIVE and, not only … but also …, not only … but … as well, both … and …, no sooner … than
6. 6. Other types of connectivesOther types of connectives DISYUNTIVE or, either … or …, neither … nor …, whether … or …, else, otherwise CONDITIONAL if, whether, unless, provided, providing, as long as, in case, in case of
7. 7. Other types of connectivesOther types of connectives CONCESIVE although, though, even though, even if, despite, in spite of, not even if, regardless of CONCLUSIVE therefore, hence, thus, so, consequently
8. 8. Other types of connectivesOther types of connectives OPPOSITION but, however, nonetheless, yet, still, on the other hand, instead, instead of, on the contrary CAUSE because, for, because of, as a result of, due to, owing to, since, as
9. 9. Other types of connectivesOther types of connectives COMPARATIVE as, as … as …, not as … as …, not so … as …, just as … so …, as if, as though PURPOSE so, so that, so as to, so as not to, in order to
10. 10. Other types of connectivesOther types of connectives COMPARATIVE as, as … as …, not as … as …, not so … as …, just as … so …, as if, as though PURPOSE so, so that, so as to, so as not to, in order to