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Transition words and phrases

Transition words are words and/or phrases that serve as a bridge to link ideas, sentences, and paragraphs.

Kimberly Helms

on 10 September 2012

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Transition Words and Phrases
by Mrs. Helms Transition words can 'glue' your paragraphs together. Transition words and/or phrases
serve as a bridge to link:
- one idea to the next
-one sentence to the next
-one paragraph to the next
The purpose is to keep the reader from
having to find his own way and to keep them from becoming lost. In the beginning, Marco was training for the race.
Toward the middle of the month, he was running in short races.
At the end of the year, he ran in a marathon in New York. Use transitions to enumerate
For example:
* First, Second and Third
*In the beginning..., Toward the middle...,At the end
*One important..., Equally important..., Most important...
*First..., Next..., Last... Use transitions to show a change in your line of reasoning
* However... On the other hand...
*But... *Yet.... *Nevertheless...
*On the contrary... Use transitions to show time
* Afterward *As soon as
*In the meantime *Soon
*Finally *Later
*First, Second, Third *Then *Next Use Transitions to compare
* Accordingly... * In the same way...
* Likewise... * Similarly... * Also... Use transitions to clarify.
* For example *To clarify
*For instance *In other words
*Put another way *To illustrate the point Example of Essay Using transitional words or phrases allows you to join two ideas together, to indicate a shift of thought, to contrast or to sum up a conclusion. Now we can finish our own
essays using transition words Let's work together! Essential Question:
How can using transitional words or phrases enhance our writing? ELACC8W2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
c. use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
ELACC8W4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
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