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Transition signals are like traffic signals

A lesson on transitional words and phrases for adult ELs
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Meredith Simpson

on 21 July 2014

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Transcript of Transition signals are like traffic signals

Transition Signals
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Transition signals are like traffic signals
They tell your reader when to....
Go forward
Furthermore In addition

Similarly Also

Moreover And


Turn
On the other hand

However

In contrast
Slow down
As a result

Accordingly

Therefore

Thus
Practice identifying transition signals and writing your own sentences with transition signals.
Your turn!
Stop
In conclusion

In summary

In brief

In short
Using transition words as a guide makes it easier for your reader to follow your ideas.

Transition signals
Often at beginning of sentences
Also appear in the middle
Or at the end
Always

separated by commas

One of the needs Rob Finley's TED Talk addressed was access to healthy food in his neighborhood.
For example,
there are many fast food chains and no grocery stores where he lives.
Rob Finley uses quantitative data to support his argument
, for example,
he states that 26.5 million people live in a food desert.
One dollar worth of green bean seeds will give you $75 worth of food
, for example.
Transitional phrases are
, in fact,
always separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma.
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