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Use Transition Words in Narrative Writing
5 mins 3rd - 6th CCSS: Designed
Transitional words and phrases are essential writing tools that allow authors to clearly guide their audience through a story. In the fifth lesson of this series on narrative writing, learners begin their drafts by linking together the...
Use Transitional Words and Phrases to Craft a Sequence of Events in a Story
8 mins 3rd - 6th CCSS: Designed
Developing a clear sequence of events is essential for any narrative writer. The fourth lesson in this series helps learners write about the key events of The Story of Dr. Dolittle using transitional words and phrases. Pause the video to...
Making an Argument: Effective use of Transition Words
5th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Work on using transition words in context by prompting elementary and middle schoolers to write their own persuasive essays using transition words. They explore new forms of transition words and examine how they are used in an editorial...
Transition Words and Phrases: Road Signs for the Reader
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Therefore! However! Furthermore! Explore the power of transition words and phrases. Signal your readers by suggesting the relationship between different thoughts or points. Help them demonstrate an understanding of word relationships.
Meanwhile: Transition Words That Connect Ideas
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Read Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch to illustrate the use of transition words effectively. Discuss each transition word used, and have learners find transition words in other books. Consider making a class chart of transition words found...
Use Transition Words and Phrases to Link Ideas and Information
7 mins 4th CCSS: Designed
Move to the next phase of writing fluidly by adding transitional words and phrases into sentences and paragraphs in the third of six lessons. The lesson begins with a simple example of adding the words also and and into a short...
Practicing Transition Words Through Google Doc
3rd CCSS: Adaptable
If your class is good with blogs and Google, then this lesson could be right up their alley! They link to a "Transition Word Story" using the class blog, and then write a transition word story of their own. Links to the class blog and...
Connect Ideas in an Essay Using Example, Addition and Contrast Transition Words
5 mins 5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
Adding transition words makes a text easier to understand for the reader and adds rhythm and flow to the piece as a whole. Your young writers will learn to how to read information in order to apply appropriate transitions to connect...
Use Transition Words in Argumentative Writing
5 mins 7th - 8th CCSS: Designed
When middle schoolers are told to make their writing flow, they often don't know what this means or how to change their work to fix the issue. Try out this video to help your pupils create flow through the use of transitions. For...
Connect Ideas Using Transition Words, Phrases, and Clauses
6 mins 7th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Why do transitions matter in writing? It's difficult to persuade someone when your writing isn't clear, so experienced writers use transition words to make their work easy to comprehend. Get your class to practice this skill by showing...
First, Then, Last, Finally, Meanwhile, At Last
2nd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Learning to determine the sequence of events in a story is fundamental to the success of young readers. Luckily, there are series of common transitional words and phrases that authors use to provide clues for determining when events...