Older students still love hands-on activities.
With Sort It Out, students will find the best transitions words to complete a sentence, sort those sentences, and create their own sentence using the designated transitions.
This activity kept my learning disabled students engaged for two days and gave them plenty of oral, reading, and writing practice.
Some ideas for adapting:
1. Eliminate the writing component.
2. Have students add color to their products when done.
3. Have students work in pairs or groups.
4. Require students to practice using the transitions orally several times before beginning the activity. Write their examples on chart paper and allow them to refer to the chart throughout the activity (and especially when they get to the writing component).
Let me know how your students receive this activity by commenting on my storefront at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Take-Notes.