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Transitions in Writing

Students will use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
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Patricia Radka

on 15 January 2013

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Transitions in Writing Objective: Students will use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts. Let's Practice Credits References What Transitions Do Transitions in Writing Respond to the following quote in your notes. How do you interpret this quote? Do you agree? Why or why not? You have 3 minutes. What if we added transitions? Getting started... Let's Practice: Read the following paragraph. Is it easy or difficult to understand? Using your Transitions words and Phrases chart, add transitions where you feel they would be useful. You will have 5 minutes to complete this task.

I like autumn. Autumn is a sad time of year. The leaves turn to brilliant yellow and red. The weather is mild. I can’t help thinking ahead to the coming of winter. Winter will bring snowstorms, slippery roads, and icy fingers. In winter the wind chill factor can make it dangerous to be outside. I find winter unpleasant. In autumn, I can’t help thinking ahead to winter’s arrival. I am sad when I think that winter is coming. Although I like autumn, it is a sad time of the year. Of course, the leaves turn to brilliant yellow and red, and the weather is mild. Still, I can’t help thinking ahead to the coming of winter with its snowstorms, slippery roads, and icy fingers. Moreover, in winter the wind chill factor can make it dangerous to be outside. Because I find these things unpleasant, I can’t help thinking ahead to winter’s arrival in autumn. Truly, I am sad when I think that winter is coming. Transitions are words or phrases that are like a bridge between ideas.
They keep the reader from getting lost and confused.
Transitions are most often found at the beginning of sentences; however, they can occur within the sentence itself. Transition words and phrases act as “bridges” that can:
Incorporate commonly used words (So; By this time);
Help lead the reader to the next event (Suddenly, Immediately)
Alert the reader that additional information is forthcoming to support what has already been stated (Next... then...);
Introduce a contrasting idea (But, However, On the other hand) 1) WikiSpaces.com
http://edc448uri.wikispaces.com/file/view/40_ways_to_leave_a_lesson.pdf

2) Visual Thesaurus.com https://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/lessons/transition-words-and-phrases-road-signs-for-the-reader/

3) Siue.edu
http://www.siue.edu/SIPDC/Library/lesson%20plan/Science%20Session%20CD/ABE-GED%20Activity%2017--Building%20Bridges%20with%20Transitions-A%20writing%20activity.pdf "Transitions are words or phrases that are like a bridge between ideas." Warm-Up:
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