This PPT lesson teaches students how to effectively think about using transitions to move their pieces of writing forward. Transitions are very important in helping sentences to flow smoothly. Getting students to think about their transitions is an important step in helping students to become active thinkers while they are independently writing. This lesson includes a writing sample to help illustrate the importance of effective transitions in a piece of writing. The lesson is connected to the book, The Writing Diner, by Tim Hargis.