What do we call the group of words that helps us connect ideas and sentences?
What is the purpose of using transitional words in writing?
- To show off our knowledge and vocabulary.
- To make our writing longer and more detailed.
- To make it easier for readers to follow our train of thought.
Transition words help connect ideas and make writing flow more smoothly. Examples of transition words include: however, moreover, thus, and nonetheless. Using transition words correctly can help you communicate your ideas more clearly.
Using Transition Words in Writing
Name one transition word.
Brain break: Draw a BIG potato wearing a top hat!
Sequential Transitions - (firstly, secondly, next, then, finally) Causal Transitions - (as a result, consequently, therefore, thus) Contrast Transitions - (however, on the other hand, yet, still) Additive Transitions - (also, furthermore, in addition)
Commonly Used Transition Words:
Which of these transition words would you use to explain the sequence of events?
Which of these transition words would you use to contrast two different ideas?
Which of these transition words would you use to add more information about a topic?
- In contrast
- On the other hand