After teaching or handing out a transition words reference sheet, students can practice placing transition words into 2 example exemplar essays.
The essays originally had included transition words but were deleted for this exercise. The essays come in double spaced and single spaced.
I did this activity with post-its over the essays so they could work in groups. Other students listed them on a separate paper and numbered where they put the transition words on the essay with the coordinating numbers (ex. #1 would go first in the essay and on their notes paper).