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Select Transitional Words


Select appropriate time-order or transitional words/phrases to enhance the flow of a writing sample. SPI 0601.3.8

Links verified on 6/5/2014

  1. A chart of the transitional devices - also called conjunctive adverbs or adverbial conjunctions
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMaking an Argument: Effective use of Transition Words - "explore and understand the use of transition words in context and write their own persuasive essay using transition words" A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Transitional Devices - transitional guides are connectives (symbols,words, phrases; sometimes whole sentences and paragraphs) that make possible a smooth "passing over" from one idea to the next.
  4. Transitional Devices (Connecting Words) - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
  5. Transitions and Patterns of Organization - explanation of six common types [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  6. Transitions and Transitional Devices - a discussion of transition strategies and specific transitional devices.
  7. Transition Words - Use the transitions at the right in the sentences at the left.
  8. Transitional Words Worksheets - These transitional words worksheets are for students at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level.
  9. Transitional Words and Phrases - Read the following essay by Raquel Cruz and circle or highlight the transitional expressions.

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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