Connect Ideas in an Essay Using Example, Addition and Contrast Transition Words

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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 their ideas and signal important shifts in their writing. Have your class practice applying transitions throughout their drafts, or consider compiling more practice examples that your class can work through as a whole group.

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CCSS: Designed
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Pros

  • Dictates necessary steps to determining appropriate transitions
  • Emphasizes valuable foundational concept of writing
Cons

  • Would be stronger if it was supplemented with more resources on different examples of transitions
Common Core