Captain Connective helps writers

Captain Connective helps writers

Continuing to share the weekly activities to help improve student’s writing. Why not use them with your class, download them here.

How do I download the activities? – File>Download As>choose format.

VCOP – Vocabulary – quick activity 10

“Get out of my way,” said the big boy.

“What shall we play today?” I said.

“Let’s get some ice cream from the freezer,” said my sister.

“I wish it wasn’t raining again,” I said.


VCOP – Connectives – quick activity 10

“before” or “because”? Which is the best connective?

I took my bucket and spade to the beach …. I wanted to build a sandcastle.

I put a flag on top of my sandcastle … I decorated it with shells.

The dragon flapped his enormous wings …. He breathed fire at the knight.

The knight was scared … the dragon was so fierce.

VCOP – Openers – quick activity 10

What is the most interesting way to finish the sentence?

  • Merrily …
  • Reluctantly…
  • Angrily …
  • I turned around and

VCOP – Punctuation – quick activity 10

Full stop, question mark or exclamation mark?

Write the following sentences using the correct punctuation.

  • Be quiet
  • This class is getting too noisy
  • Have you forgotten how to work quietly

Now write three sentences of your own!

VCOP – Expanding sentences

I looked up



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