Transitional Words Activity Pack: Improve Sentence Fluency
Seven page transitional words activity pack.
Depending on your classroom needs, you can spend anywhere from one day to one week on this pack. Easily break the four parts into either group or independent work.
This mini-lesson has been "invaluable" to the teacher who created and uses it (middle school & struggling high school students).
-Part 1: Pages 1-4, Table of common transitional words, their purpose, example sentence, then a space student to write a sentence with a transition from that category. (The 12 categories are the purposes of transitions, such as, to show: order, contrast, purpose, summarize, example, dispute, etc.) -Part 2: Pages 4-6, "Activity A" - Ten multiple choice questions, with a matching element -Part 3: Page 6, "Activity B" - Ten matching questions -Part 4: Page 6, "Activity C" - Ten fill in the blank questions -Answer key: Pg 7
Tables on pages 1-4 are a great year-round writing resource. When students are writing essays, have them keep the tables out where they can refer to them easily - and where it reminds them to use transitions. (State writing tests love the use of transitions, and not using any will cost the student points. While not all states are requiring full essays at this point, in some short responses questions transitions are expected.)