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Writing Instructions
Writing Instructions
Worksheet
Writing Instructions
Help your child learn to write clearly and concisely by writing her own set of "how to" instructions.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Choosing Transition Words: Star Rumble Game
Choosing Transition Words: Star Rumble Game
Game
Choosing Transition Words: Star Rumble Game
Kids complete a story to help Paskiri save the world by choosing the correct transition words to finish off sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Transition Bugs: Star Rumble
Transition Bugs: Star Rumble
Game
Transition Bugs: Star Rumble
In this game, kids will interact with a story by moving the plot forward with carefully selected words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Informational Text 3
Informational Text 3
Guided Lesson
Informational Text 3
Writing reports and other kinds of informational pieces is a skill unto itself. It requires an understanding of organizing and sequencing thoughts, tying them together in a way that makes sense to the reader and sometimes a bit of research. It is recommended that students participate in writing their own informational essay on a topic of their choice. This will allow them to apply all that they are learning through the exercises in this unit.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Transition Words Reference
Transition Words Reference
Worksheet
Transition Words Reference
Use this reference sheet to encourage students to use a variety of transition words in their writing to signal the different relationships between ideas.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Linking Ideas with Transition Words
Linking Ideas with Transition Words
Worksheet
Linking Ideas with Transition Words
The use of transition words helps make writing smooth and connected. Use this exercise with your students to teach them to use linking words to connect ideas within their writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Adding Transition Words
Adding Transition Words
Worksheet
Adding Transition Words
Children will read simple pasta directions, then select the correct transition words from the choices shown.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Letter Writing 1
Letter Writing 1
Guided Lesson
Letter Writing 1
Letter writing is an engaging and important writing format for third graders to master. You can support the development of letter writing expertise with this lesson that provides guidance on the structure and anatomy of a letter. Written by curriculum experts, this lesson will teach kids the various features that make a letter easier to read, and will also offer plenty of opportunities to practice.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Help children prepare for their fourth grade debut with Week 1 of our Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Transition Words Fill-in-the-Blank
Transition Words Fill-in-the-Blank
Game
Transition Words Fill-in-the-Blank
Practice building sentences, and fill in the blanks with the correct transition word.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Time and Sequence Words Practice
Time and Sequence Words Practice
Worksheet
Time and Sequence Words Practice
Children learn to identify and use common time and sequence words in this grammar and vocabulary worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Transition Words Star Rumble
Transition Words Star Rumble
Game
Transition Words Star Rumble
Kids help complete a fun story about another galaxy by filling in the correct transition words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Write Me a Story
Write Me a Story
Lesson Plan
Write Me a Story
We all love to tell stories, but a good story is clearly organized. In this lesson students will learn how to use transition words and strong endings when writing narratives.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Create Your Own Story
Create Your Own Story
Lesson Plan
Create Your Own Story
Provide your ELs with extra practice using transition words to create a story. This activity can be used as a stand alone or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Narrative Transition Words & Phrases
Narrative Transition Words & Phrases
Worksheet
Narrative Transition Words & Phrases
Help your students solidify their use of transition words with this cute version of the classic ugly duckling story. By helping to fill in the missing transition words throughout the narrative, students will flex their sequencing and organization skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Transition Words for Comparing & Contrasting
Transition Words for Comparing & Contrasting
Worksheet
Transition Words for Comparing & Contrasting
Students will use transition words to support understanding of comparing and contrasting.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
This Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4 provides five more days of learning activities designed to prepare students for their third grade debut.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of our Third Grade Fall Review Packet is a great way to prepare learners for a new school year as they complete a wide range of practice activities and brush up on key concepts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Story Starters for New Writers
Story Starters for New Writers
Workbook
Story Starters for New Writers
These sentence starters support basic writing skills and organizing thoughts for kindergarteners. Telling stories not only builds creativity, it helps kids learn about communication.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
Lesson Plan
Plan Your Story: Sequence of Events
Strong narratives have clear sequences of events. Through this lesson, students plan out what will happen in their story before they start writing their own engaging narratives.
1st grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Comma After Transition Words for Passage of Time 1
Comma After Transition Words for Passage of Time 1
Exercise
Comma After Transition Words for Passage of Time 1
Teach your third graders how to write about a sequence of events with these exercises that have them use key words to describe the passage of time.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Tracking Transitions
Tracking Transitions
Worksheet
Tracking Transitions
This worksheet asks students to find the transition words and to use them in their own sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comma Usage
Comma Usage
Guided Lesson
Comma Usage
The mysterious comma is arguably the trickiest form of punctuation, which is why assigned it it’s own unit in 5th grade. As students become more sophisticated writers they craft more complex sentences. They incorporate independent phrases and clauses, generate compound sentences, and utilize transition words to combine ideas - and the exercises in this unit will teach them how to use commas correctly in each scenario.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Transition Words in Fiction
Transition Words in Fiction
Worksheet
Transition Words in Fiction
Transition words introduce new ideas and connect key elements in a story. In this exercise, your students will identify and use transition words in a series of sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Summary with Time Order Words
Summary with Time Order Words
Worksheet
Summary with Time Order Words
Use this exercise with your students to create short summaries with transition words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Transition Words Resources

Transitions words help smooth out one’s writing. They allow one thought to flow to the next without making the reader notice. With enough practice, your student will learn how to use transition words in their writing. Use our worksheets, activities and games to help them master this most important part of speech.

Learn More About Transition Words

Transition words help the reader progress from one thought to the next seamlessly. They provide logical structure and organization in an essay and are essential in reading comprehension, thus, using the right transition is key to good writing. They not only connect ideas, but they also introduce a shift in thought or topic and provide contrast, emphasis or a conclusion, among many things. Encourage your students to use as many transitions as possible!

Transition words can be categorized in the following ways:

To illustrate
Thus, for example, for instance, namely, to illustrate, in other words, in particular, specifically, such as

To provide contrast
On the contrary, contrarily, notwithstanding, but, however, nevertheless, in spite of, in contrast, yet, on one hand, on the other hand

To add detail or a point
For example, in addition to, furthermore, moreover, besides, than, too, also, further, last, finally, consequently, therefore

To indicate the passage of time
After, afterward, before, then, once, next, last, at last, at length

To indicate movement or space
At the left, at the right, in the center, on top, below, beneath, under, around, above

To indicate concession
Although, at any rate, at least, still, thought, even though, granted that, in spite of, of course

To indicate similarity or comparison
Similarly, likewise, in like fashion, in like manner, analogous to

For emphasis
Above all, indeed, truly, of course, certainly, surely, in fact, really, in truth, again, besides, furthermore, in addition

To add details
Specifically, especially, in particular, to explain, to list, to enumerate, in detail, namely, including

To indicate consequence or result
So that, with the result that, thus, consequently, hence, accordingly, for this reason, therefore, because

To summarize
Therefore, finally, consequently, thus, in short, in conclusion, as a result, accordingly

To suggest
For this purpose, to this end, with this in mind, with this purpose in mind, therefore