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Old 01-15-2009, 12:16 PM
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Short Story Suggestions For Lesson On Transitional Words

I'm being oberved next week by the Superintendent. 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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Old 01-16-2009, 10:27 PM
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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:
*And then,
*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.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:12 PM
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Go to WritingFix.com and search for a lesson on transitions. You will love this site!
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