The class I taught this lesson to was preparing to write biographies. I thought that transitions would assist students with introducing and providing background information on their interviewee, while also connecting their questions to the answers they were provided during the interview process.
I put a lot of work into devising the materials for this lesson. World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky helped tremendously. His book is filled to the brim with a variety of transition words that are both direct and easy to identify. I also designed a handout so that students could refer to a prepared list of transition words while composing their biographies.