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					                 Transition Words

              Robin Schaefferkoetter
                       Second Grade


Lesson objective:
Implementing the use of
transition words into
writing. Writing GLE 2‐
3.C
                           Lesson includes:
                           •  Defining transition words
                           •  Linking phrases
 Link to DESE's GLEs       •  Filling in the blank using
                              transition words




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Time‐Order Transition Words:




               includes words like first,
               next, then, last, finally,
               before, afterward, soon,
               meanwhile, earlier, later,
               in the meantime,
               immediately, and
               suddenly.




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Cause/Effect Transition words:




          include words like because,
          therefore, since, so, as a result
          of, if, and then.




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Location Transition words




  includes words like above, below,
  among, beneath, beside, in front of,
  next to, opposite, and nearby.




                                         4
Compare/Contrast Transition Words




includes words like but,
however, on the other hand,
also, otherwise, in the same
way, like, and although.




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Now let's use some transitions words.
Drag the correct transition word to the
line.


    My sister went to the park ________


    I walked my dog    __________
                                            because

                                        later     as

    I took a trip to the zoo.
                                while      then




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                             before

Dad washed the car            because

The cats ran to the door
                              soon
It rained all morning


My brother mowed the grass     nearby

                             since


                                 while




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Water dripped from the trees



Birds sang from their nests        as

                               in contrast
The sunset was colorful

                                 finally
Smoke rose from the chimney
                                  then

                                  nearby




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Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson wrote about living things, the

environment, and pollution. ____________

of her work, people started making laws to

protect the earth.




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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa left her home in Yugoslovia

to care for the sick and poor in India.

__________, she opened hospitals, schools,

and shelters in several countries.




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Helen Keller

Helen Keller, _____________ blind and deaf,

graduated from college with honors. She spoke

all over the world and worked to help blind

people.




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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was a brave woman that was

born a slave. ______, when she was older, she

escaped to freedom. She wanted to help free other

slaves, ____ it was a crime to help a slave. Harriet

_______ became a leader of the underground

railroad.




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             Use the transition word
             dictionary on the next slide to
             create a personal transition word
             dictionary for each student.




Source: Instructor, November/December
2004
Transition Words, pp. 50-52.




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           Lesson Summary

• Using transition words in writing is an
effective way to reaveal sequence and order of
the events in a story.
• It aids in developing cause and effect
relationships.
• It clarifies locations in your writing.
• It enables comparing and contrasting.




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                        Citations:
                        Instructor, Nov/Dec 2004
                        Transition Words, pp 50-52.

                        This lesson was created to be used during Women's History
Assessment              Month. The sentences about important women in history
                        were created using prior knowledge.
This lesson is an
introduction to
transition words. The
                                         Career Areas: Being an
next step would be to                    effective, creative writer
write sentences using                    can impact all career
them. I would then                       choices. Specifically in
encourage transition                     the following fields:
word usage in other                      journalism, english,
writing lessons.                         education, and any
                                         research based field.




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