Created for American Heritage by Mrs. Grady
Transition words are CUES that help the reader move between They help to make a piece of writing smoother and more coherent. Transition words can be one word, a phrase or a full sentence.
Transition Words in Paragraphs
Type a transition word you know!
Sequential Transitions (firstly, secondly, next, then, finally) Causal Transitions (as a result, consequently, therefore, thus, hence) Adversative (Contrast) Transitions (however, nevertheless, on the other hand, yet, still) Additive Transitions (also, furthermore, moreover, in addition, likewise)
Commonly Used Transition Words:
Work together in pairs: What are three types of paragraph transition words that can be used to signal a shift in topic?
Work together in pairs: What are two examples of transition words you can use to help your reader understand the CONNECTION between two paragraphs in an essay?
Brain break: Create a drawing that incorporates the elements of earth, wind, and fire. Be creative but keep it school appropriate.
What is an example of a transition word?
What is an example of a transition phrase?
- In the meantime
- For the most part
- At the same time
- In the end
What is an example of a transition sentence?
- In conclusion
- In any case
- To summarize
- In general
What is an example of a transition clause?
- For this reason
- On the other hand
- In addition
What is an example of a transition word that links two sentences?