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120 resources with the concept transition words and phrases

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Introduce Vocabulary: Kindergarten Count to 100 (Rogers)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Combine counting and vocabulary in context using Jacqueline Rogers' Kindergarten Count to 100. Suggested words for this text are: first, fountain, salute, second, and third. By introducing the terms before reading the text, you're...
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Avoiding Run-on Sentences, Comma Splices, and Fragments

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Punctuation, when peppered correctly through the recipe that is your writing, provides the necessary pauses for your readers. Avoid comma splices and run-on sentences. Simple examples show what each consists of, and the purpose of...
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Improving Your Sentences: Personal Narrative

For Students 3rd - 5th
A great worksheet to help learners improve their sentence writing, this resource starts out with a review of compound and complex sentences. For the activities, class members combine pairs of sentences, make sentences compound or...
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In the Right Order

For Students K - 1st
What comes first? Practice order of events with this sequencing activity. Learners examine two sets of pictures and write 1st, 2nd, and 3rd beneath the corresponding pictures. Encourage them to explain their reasoning, as there may be...
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Comprehension Instructional Routine: Sequence of Events in Text

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
If you're looking for a detailed instructional activity on event sequencing from informational text, you've found it. There is an entire script for you to draw from as you explore order of events and sequence words. Scaffolding is key...
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The Different Kinds of Connectives

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Connectives are words that link clauses or sentences. Conjunctions link clauses with in a sentence, so get ready to bring two thoughts together with this slide show on connectives. Listed are various types of connectives used to compare...
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Recounting Events

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners are usually quite familiar with their daily schedule; use this familiarity to help them practice sequencing words in this worksheet. They examine ten vocabulary words and use them to complete five sentences using sequence words....
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Sequence, Predict, Infer: Pink and Say

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Practice sequencing with your 2nd graders via Patricia Polacco's Civil War book Pink and Say. Begin with a blindfold and a bag of mystery items. Connect their use of clues to identify what they can't see with the skill of making...
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Compound and Complex Sentences

For Students 6th
Does your class need to work on compound and complex sentences? Consider this worksheet! This fine worksheet has learners use connecting words to join 8 sentences, so that simple sentences become compound and complex sentences. They also...
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Varying Sentences for Style

For Students 4th - 6th
Clarify complex and compound sentences through practice. This resource includes a few activities that relate to complex and compound sentences: learners add groups of words from a box to construct complex sentences, complete sentences to...
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Compare Two Versions: Folk Tales, Sequencing, and Summary

For Teachers 4th
Compare two versions of "The Three Little Pigs" (traditional and Jon Scieszka's The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, told from the wolf's point of view). As your 4th graders recount the familiar version of the story, emphasize the...
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Organizing Writing/Composing a First Draft

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Does your language arts class have a hard time with writing transitions? Use this organizational writing lesson to create three effective transition sentences that middle schoolers will use in their research of renewable resources.
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Five Minute Quickies

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Challenge your class to take just five minutes to complete the tasks in each slide. The end result will be a short story. Each text includes writing a certain element of a story: opener, ending, characters, and more. After completing...
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For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Ambitious vocabulary, various connectives, interesting openers, and a punctuation pyramid are provided in this colorful PowerPoint. Your pupils will be on their way to becoming fantastic VCOP detectives with the great pointers and...
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So & So That

For Students 7th - 10th
When do you use "so" or "so that"? Practice this skill with your ESL students in this worksheet, which includes twenty multiple-choice questions. Each question prompts English learners to choose the correct way to complete the sentence. 
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Georgia CRCT - 7th Grade Language Arts Quiz

For Students 7th
Whether your seventh graders are preparing for the Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) or any other standardized test, this practice worksheet takes them through a variety of language arts skills. Punctuation, grammar,...
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Be a Sequence Detective!

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Authors are constantly leaving clues that help the reader to understand the sequence of events in a story. Teach young readers how to pick up on these key temporal words and phrases with this slide show. After an introduction to commonly...
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How to Use Commas in English Writing

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Four examples written on a whiteboard are reviewed in reference to comma use. Commas to link independent clauses, serial lists, two adjectives, and a dependent clause before an independent clause are all shown. The presenter walks away...
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Common Transition Words: Grades 4 - 12

For Students 4th - 12th
A practical guide to transition words and phrases, this handout could be a useful addition to any pupil's notebook or binder. Transition words are placed in a chart and labeled by type. For example, words that show comparison are grouped...
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For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Give examples of transitions and why they are necessary in writing. A bit verbose, this handout is very thorough and provides many examples. The second page lists plenty of transitional phrases in a convenient chart.
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Transition Words and Phrases: Road Signs for the Reader

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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. 
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Writing: Barn Raising

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young writers compare writing a paper to building a barn. They write a thesis statement using parallel construction and use transitions to hold the paper (walls of the barn) together. A barn raising video link is included; great for...
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Effective Argumentation: Premises and Conclusions

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Augment argumentative skills with this handout and brief exercise. This resource outlines premises, conclusions, and joining words, and explains how these make up the foundation of logical arguments. After reading through this...
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Transition Words

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Translate transition words for your class with this handout and brief exercise. Fairly straightforward and informative, it includes sample sentences and a working link to a more complete list of transition words. There are two different...