English / Year 4 / Language / Text structure and organisation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand how texts are made cohesive through the use of linking devices including pronoun reference and text connectives (ACELA1491)

Elaborations
  • knowing how authors construct texts that are cohesive and coherent through the use of: pronouns that link to something previously mentioned; determiners (for example ‘this’, ‘that’, ‘these’, ‘those’, ‘the’,); text connectives that create links between sentences (for example ‘however’, ‘therefore’, ‘nevertheless’, ‘in addition’, ‘by contrast’, ‘in summary’)
  • identifying how participants are tracked through a text by, for example, using pronouns to refer back to noun groups/phrases
  • describing how text connectives link sections of a text providing sequences through time, for example ‘firstly’, ‘then’, ‘next’, and ‘finally’
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Text connectives,  Cohesion (Language),  Pronouns

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