Monday, May 5, 2014

Using Transitions In Writing {Freebie!}

Hey all! And happy Teacher Appreciation Week!  My kiddos are working on their final performance task of the year (I hope!) and I realized I never shared this little transitions packet I made.

Please don't mind my empty word wall - I took the words down for testing!

When I first introduced transitions, my students were familiar with sequential transitions such as first, next, additionally, finally, but not so familiar with transitions such as "on the other hand." With this little packet, I introduced some more complex transitions and students practiced adding them to sentences.

In this download, you'll find an anchor chart:

 Transition word sort (we completed this activity on the SMARTboard):
 A blank word wall for students to put in their notebooks:
 A printable transition word wall (I open this file every time we are writing essays):
 Quarter size transition word walls (some students taped these on their desks; also great for writing folders or writing notebooks):
 Sentence completion practice (there's an answer key as well!)
Full page class model sheet to show off exemplary student work:

To grab this download, click HERE.

And I'm sure you've heard that TpT is having a Teacher Appreciation Day Sale May 6th to May 7th.  My entire store, including all bundles, will be 20% off.  Don't forget to use code TPTXO for an additional 10% off your purchase.  And be sure to leave feedback for prior purchases to get credits to use during the sale!


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  2. thank you! that was soo... helpful
    mother of fourth grader.