1. Do Now: Complete an interactive activity to practice adding transitions to writing: Click Here
2. Flocabulary Video: Watch the following music video and fill in the blanks with the lyrics you hear on your reference/classwork sheet.
- 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 add 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. Additional Transitional Words/Phrases: On your new reference/classwork sheet, read through the new, more complete list of transitions, and fill in the missing parts (symbols) of the table.
5. Practice: Practice adding transitions and writing with transitions, on Socrative.
- Quick Check for Understanding
- Space Race (to review yesterday's lesson)
- Add an appropriate transition word or phrase
- Write using transitions
6. Gallery Walk: You will move about the room to view some multiple-choice transitions questions and answer them on the backside of your reference/classwork sheet. When you are finished, you may score your work using GradeCam on Mr. T's computer.
- If you need to view your GradeCam student ID number, you may view a list here.
7. Exit Slip: Your final activity today is to complete an exit slip on Socrative, to demonstrate your mastery of today's aim. You will answer 5 multiple-choice and 2 constructed response questions.
If you finish early, complete today's activity on TeenBiz3000 or continue practicing with today's do now activity (Task #1).
Homework: Nonfictional Genres Review