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Transitional Words


Select appropriate time-order or transitional words/phrases to enhance the flow of a writing sample. SPI 0801.3.5

Links verified on 8/27/2014

  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 - Lesson plan; "explore and understand the use of transition words in context and write their own persuasive essay using transition words" [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  3. Transitional Devices (Connecting Words) - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
  4. 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.
  5. Transitions indicate relations - whether from sentence to sentence, or from paragraph to paragraph. This is a list of "relationships" that supporting ideas may have, followed by a list of "transitional" words and phrases that can connect those ideas:
  6. Using Transitions - Transitional words and phrases can create powerful links between ideas in your paper and can help your reader understand the logic of your paper
  7. Using Transitions - Gap-fill exercise This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. A PowerPoint show related to this standardUsing Transitions by Ruth Luman - Interactive PowerPoint show
  9. Writing Research Papers - Transition Words and Phrases
  10. Writing Academic Essays - transition words

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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