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Create Variety in Your Writing

In this worksheet, students will consider ways of adding variety to the structure of their written work.

'Create Variety in Your Writing' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 7 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Growing Knowledge to Support Writing

Popular topics:   Sentence Structure worksheets

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Worksheet Overview


girl writing


It is important to vary the structure of our written work to make it more interesting. Here are three ways that we can do it:


1) Use a mixture of simple, compound and complex sentences.

For example:

It was raining. (simple)

It was raining but he didn't mind. (compound)

He went outside although it was raining. (complex)


boy in the rain


2) Use a wide range of connectives to join and link your sentences.

For example:

however, although, additionally, whereas, so, but, if


3) Add meaning, depth and detail to your sentences through your choice of vocabulary and word classes.

For example:

Reluctantly, she got out her umbrella and approached the rainy street.


woman with umbrella


In this activity, we will read some extracts from students' work and use the above information to decide what their targets for improvement could be.


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