This list of 100 Spanish transition words for beginner, intermediate, AP students, and college students is a great tool to improve and formalize student writing. It will eliminate the short, choppy sentences that many students write and make their writing more fluid and formal. My students' writing dramatically improves when I use these.
The list is divided into categories:
* Expressing Time
* Expressing Opinions
* Expressing Conditions
* Combining Short Sentences into Longer Sentences
* Comparing and Contrasting
There are three different levels of Spanish transition words with a sample sentence for each expression to help students understand how to use each one.
también, de vez en cuando, mañana, porque, pronto, sin embargo, además, a veces, luego, por último, etc.
al principio, de repente, por eso, en ese momento, no obstante, gracias a, érase una vez, así que, en vez de, por lo menos, etc.
Advanced examples include:
en aquel entonces, por una parte, por otra parte, a diferencia de, puesto que, dado que, sin duda, me parece claro que, a semejanza de, con tal de que, por consiguiente, etc.
* Ask students to incorporate a certain Spanish transition words in their writing.
* Pick an expression of the week and have students try to use it as much as possible in their speaking and writing.
* Laminate a set as a class reference.
* Award extra credit for using the Spanish transition word of the week in class.
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