Hello Year 5 children,
Today, we want you to revise ‘cohesive devices’ that we use in our writing. The term 'cohesive devices' refers to the conjunctions, adverbs and pronouns used to link parts of a piece of writing. Using the same verb tense throughout a text also offers 'cohesion'. Cohesive devices improve your writing and help it flow.
This piece of writing shows how cohesive devices can be used:
The time conjunctions in red (first, then, later, after, finally) are used to show that this is a process that has several steps and an end goal. These words are also adverbs, because they tell us when something is done.
Pronouns in blue (these to refer to the organs and it to refer to the body) are used to show that the writer is referring back to a person or object already named.
Conjunctions in green (and, so, because) are used within sentences to link ideas within a sentence.
Check out the Oxford Owl video on this link, which further explains cohesive devices:
For your english work this morning, I would like you to identify any cohesive devices you used in your persuasive advert you wrote a couple of days ago. Please have a look at the attached text to show how I have highlighted cohesive devices in my persuasive advert to sell a Bugatti. Don’t worry if you don’t have any colours to highlight the cohesive devices. Use a pencil instead. If you haven’t identified any cohesive devices in your writing, then please identify any that you need to include to make your writing flow better.
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