This file includes a compilation of 108 useful classroom expressions and transition words to help students communicate both orally and in writing. Teach these words effortlessly and naturally by pointing to them during your instruction to clarify meaning. Students will thank you because they can reference the wall to help them write more fluidly. The cards also offer natural differentiation because students that still need support will use the wall and those that don't won't need to. Advanced students can also expand their repertoire of vocabulary with the more complex transitions naturally by referencing the wall.
Each expression will print on its own sheet of paper. Simply print the expressions on card stock and attach to your wall. I recommend considering different colors of bright colored card stock paper for posting on the wall so students can remember words by their colors, as well as their location. You may consider posting easier connecting and transition words in one area and harder ones in another one. This has worked well in my classroom.
79 words to connect sentences and transition from simple to more complex
A sampling of those words is as follows:
a causa de
al día siguiente
Some of the expressions in the file include:
Words to express needs like:
Words to buy time to think like:
Un momento, por favor
Words to communicate with classmates and teacher like:
Es tu turno.
There are also many other generally helpful expressions for the wall as well.