|If you don't use transitions in your writing,|
your reader will become confused,
and your message may be unclear.
1. Do Now: Practice with transition words and phrases.
- Click here to go to an interactive transitions activity.
- Drag the best transition word/phrase to the beginning of the second half of the sentence, to make the ideas flow smoothly between both parts of the sentence.
- If you finish early, start an activity on TeenBiz3000.
- While you log in to your computer, Mr. T will show you a fun video introducing transitions.
2. Video: Watch a quick video that introduces and explains how to use basic transitions in writing.
- A transition is a change. It connects two things.
- In writing, transitions help connect ideas so that the reader can better understand the ideas.
- How to use transitions:
- Decide what relationship that information has to what you’ve already written.
- Choose the appropriate transition and add it to the beginning of the new information you’re adding to your essay.
- Read the information you’re adding to the essay (or piece of writing).
4. Practice: You will practice using the transition words/phrases--first on the backside of your reference sheet and second on Socrative.
Homework: Complete the second page of your reference sheet, to practice transition words/phrases and fictional genres.