Students explore the importance of using transitional phrases in their writing. They discuss why transitions are important to their writing and various types of transitions that they can use. Students practice using transitions in their writing.
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Use Transition Words in Narrative Writing
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...
5 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Use Transitional Words and Phrases to Craft a Sequence of Events in a Story
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...
8 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Connect Ideas Using Transition Words, Phrases, and Clauses
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...
6 mins 7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Making an Argument: Effective use of Transition Words
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...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Use Transition Words in Argumentative Writing
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...
5 mins 7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Transition Words and Phrases
Begin the lesson by modeling how to connect two sentences with a transition word. After doing five examples together, have learners work together to correctly edit a list of sentences provided. Finally, learners look back at their past...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Use Transition Words, Clauses, and Phrases to Convey Sequence in a Story
Narrative writing should flow in a natural and logical way. The video provides a model of how to revise a draft to include transition words and phrases. The narrator focuses in on a short passage in her response to "A Pair of Silk...
7 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Use Transition Words to Signal Shifts in Setting
Flow is as important in a poem as it is in a story, and strong poets use specific words and phrases to signal changes in time or setting. The video focuses on these words, inspecting a poem and brainstorming additional ideas. Similar to...
8 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Transition Words and Phrases: Road Signs for the Reader
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.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Meanwhile: Transition Words That Connect Ideas
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...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable