Short Story Suggestions For Lesson On Transitional Words

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  1. Gwen

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    Jan 15, 2009

    I'm being oberved next week by the Superintendent.:eek: Not such a big deal because we are a one school school district. But none the less I want to impress. So I was going to do a writing lesson on using transitional words. I was going to read the students a short story changing the transitional words in the story to first, second, third, forth, etc. I was then going to explain how transitional words help our writing. Then I was going to read the short story with the transitional words to demonstrate the difference. Does anyone have a suggestion for a good short story to use? I'm stuck. What do you think about the 3 little pigs?
     
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  3. Youngteacher226

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    I just finished a Fairy Tale writing unit and I love the way our writing curriculum had us introduce different transition words like:
    *Meanwhile,
    *And then,
    *Suddenly,
    *Soon after that,
    *Before long,
    *The next day,

    You get the point....
    I like introducing these because it gets the kids using more sophisticated transition words instead of the usual, "first, next, then, after that..."

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. tgim

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    Jan 18, 2009

    Go to WritingFix.com and search for a lesson on transitions. You will love this site!
     

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