Following the Write From The Beginning mini lessons, I created a Smartboard Presentation for a visual when introducing students to embedded and initial transitions. Explain the difference between embedded and initial transitions to students. Provide examples of creative transitions, rather than the typical 'first, next, last, then...' Students then have an opportunity for guided and independent practice in using the transitions. Print out the Examples of transitions (words and phrases) back to back for students to use as a reference. Print out the guided and independent practice back to back for students to write on.
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