- write detailed sentences;
- link ideas using compound conjunctions;
- write cause-effect sentences using subordinating conjunctions;
- write conditional sentences;
- link events by time with subordinating conjunctions; and
- write strong topic and concluding sentences for paragraphs.
Now, we will learn to use “transitions” to link our sentences together.
Transitions are “signal words” that indicate a relationship between ideas. Transitions may begin a sentence, link ideas within a sentence, and create links between sentences. They help to make paragraphs and writing projects easier to read and to understand.
In this pack, students will learn how to use and practice:
- time and sequence transitions to explain events/steps;
- cause and effect transitions;
- transitions to give examples;
- transitions to give emphasis to a point;
- contrast transitions to change direction; and
- transitions to finish a point.
For help writing complex sentences, check out our Think, Then Write (Volume 1). For students looking for help with paragraphs, look out for our Think, Then Write (Volume 2): How to Write Paragraphs.