Ideas don't naturally flow from one to another. They need transitions to help them connect. Part of a larger Writing the Paper series, the resource introduces writers to the concept of using transitions in their writing. Topics covered include types of transitions, key expressions, and paragraph organization.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Remove transitions from a sample essay and practice writing new transitions to replace them
  • During peer editing, highlight any transitions included in the paper to make clear where connections are missing
Classroom Considerations
  • Print the table on the last page as a reference
  • Offers a list of guidelines to help identify if transitions need work
  • Links to additional resources on organization in writing
  • Lacks examples of transitions to effectively explain the concept