Use this flip book as a handy reference tool in your students' writing notebook or interactive notebook to encourage more varied and sophisticated transition words in writing. Each page includes a transition words and phrases list suited for a particular purpose in students' argumentative, informative or expository, and narrative writing.
★ Resource that students can use over and over all year long
★ Spark immediate and lasting improvement in your students' writing
★ Easy to assemble and use
(2) How to Assemble Your Flip Book (with photos)
(3) Flip book cover
(4) Add information
(5) Add an example
(5) Clarify ideas
(8) Show purpose
Print one copy of page 3 for every four students. Print one copy of page 4-8 for each student. Pre-cut pages with a paper slicer if desired to save classroom minutes. I recommend you make a copy for yourself to show as a completed example. Assembly is easy! Cut the pages out, stack them using the numbers in the upper right margin, and staple together.
How to Use this Transition Words Flip Book
Provide the flip book as a reference tool students can use independently when revising their writing.
To make this an interactive review, have students write their own example sentences using a new transition. My students collect "golden lines" from mentor texts or their own writing and record them on the back of the previous page so that they're visible when browsing through that list.
When you introduce or review a mode of writing, have students use their transitions flip books to teach a mini lesson on types of transitions particularly applicable to that mode, e.g. Time, Location, or Cause for narrative writing or Add Examples, Clarify Ideas, and Conclusion for argumentative writing.
Revised Jan. 2018
Updated font on the flip book pages to Century Gothic for clear, easy-to-read text
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