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Organise Facts into Coherent Paragraphs

In this worksheet, students practise organising facts into coherent paragraphs by using pronouns and conjunctions to join sentences and give continuity.

'Organise Facts into Coherent Paragraphs' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:   Organise Paragraphs

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Read the following paragraph about red squirrels.

 

 

Red squirrels have tufted ears. Red squirrels have four fingers and two toes on each paw. Red squirrels have bushy tails. Red squirrels' tails grow to 18 cm long. Red squirrels shed their coats twice a year. Red squirrels have thinner coats in summer and thicker coats in winter. Red squirrel babies have no hair or teeth. Red squirrel babies are called kittens. Red squirrel babies are blind when they are born.

 

Although it contains interesting facts, it is not a good paragraph because it keeps repeating 'red squirrels' and all the sentences are short. It would be much better if the sentences were joined together with conjunctions and the pronouns 'it' and 'they' were used.

 

Red squirrels have tufted ears and bushy tails that grow as long as 18 cm. They have four fingers and two toes on each paw. They have a thinner coat in summer but they shed this every year so that they can grow a thicker coat for the winter. Red squirrel babies, which are called kittens, are blind when they are born and have no hair or teeth.

 

This version flows more than the first one and is easier to read. In this worksheet you can practise using pronouns and conjunctions (such as 'so' and 'because') to join sentences and write interesting paragraphs.

Read these facts about rabbits.

 

 

Male rabbits are called bucks.

Female rabbits are called does.

Baby rabbits are called kittens.

Wild rabbits live in burrows.

A group of burrows is called a warren.

Wild rabbits live for about a year.

Pet rabbits can live up to 12 years.

Rabbits are herbivores.

Herbivores are plant eaters.

Rabbits have strong back legs.

Rabbits can run very fast.

 

Use these facts (and any others you know) to write a paragraph about rabbits. Join the sentences together if it makes them flow better, and use a range of conjunctions (such as 'so', 'but' or 'because'). Remember to write in the present tense ('Rabbits are herbivores', not 'Rabbits were herbivores').

 

Don't forget to begin your sentences with a capital letter and end them with a full stop!

Now read these facts about honey bees. This time they are written in note form, not full sentences.

 

 

  • insects
  • three pairs of legs
  • two pairs of wings
  • five eyes
  • yellow and black bodies
  • can fly at 15 miles per hour
  • wings beat 200 times a second
  • live in colonies
  • up to 80,000 bees in a colony
  • colony has one queen and lots of worker bees and drones
  • worker bees are female
  • drones are male
  • only the queen lays eggs
  • worker bees collect pollen and nectar from flowers

 

Use these facts (and any others you know) to write a paragraph about honey bees. Join the sentences together if it makes them flow better, and use a range of conjunctions (such as 'so', 'but' or 'because'). Remember to write in the present tense ('Honey bees are insects', not 'Honey bees were insects').

 

Don't forget to begin your sentences with a capital letter and end them with a full stop!

  • Question 1

Read these facts about rabbits.

 

 

Male rabbits are called bucks.

Female rabbits are called does.

Baby rabbits are called kittens.

Wild rabbits live in burrows.

A group of burrows is called a warren.

Wild rabbits live for about a year.

Pet rabbits can live up to 12 years.

Rabbits are herbivores.

Herbivores are plant eaters.

Rabbits have strong back legs.

Rabbits can run very fast.

 

Use these facts (and any others you know) to write a paragraph about rabbits. Join the sentences together if it makes them flow better, and use a range of conjunctions (such as 'so', 'but' or 'because'). Remember to write in the present tense ('Rabbits are herbivores', not 'Rabbits were herbivores').

 

Don't forget to begin your sentences with a capital letter and end them with a full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award a maximum of five marks for this question.
1) Award one mark if the paragraph is written in the present tense.
2) and 3) Award two marks if several sentences have been joined together with conjunctions (e.g. 'Rabbits can run very fast because they have strong back legs'). Award one mark if the only conjunction used is 'and'.
4) Award one mark if the pronoun 'they' has been used to replace the word 'rabbits' some of the time.
5) Award one mark if most sentences have been punctuated with capital letters and full stops.
  • Question 2

Now read these facts about honey bees. This time they are written in note form, not full sentences.

 

 

  • insects
  • three pairs of legs
  • two pairs of wings
  • five eyes
  • yellow and black bodies
  • can fly at 15 miles per hour
  • wings beat 200 times a second
  • live in colonies
  • up to 80,000 bees in a colony
  • colony has one queen and lots of worker bees and drones
  • worker bees are female
  • drones are male
  • only the queen lays eggs
  • worker bees collect pollen and nectar from flowers

 

Use these facts (and any others you know) to write a paragraph about honey bees. Join the sentences together if it makes them flow better, and use a range of conjunctions (such as 'so', 'but' or 'because'). Remember to write in the present tense ('Honey bees are insects', not 'Honey bees were insects').

 

Don't forget to begin your sentences with a capital letter and end them with a full stop!

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Award a maximum of five marks for this question.
1) Award one mark if the paragraph is written in the present tense.
2) and 3) Award two marks if several sentences have been joined together with conjunctions (e.g. 'A colony can have up to 80,000 bees but there is only one queen.'). Award one mark if the only conjunction used is 'and'.
4) Award one mark if the pronoun 'they' has been used to replace the words 'honey bees' some of the time.
5) Award one mark if most sentences have been punctuated with capital letters and full stops.
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