Transition words help us show how ideas in our writing are connected. Here are three common scenarios in which we might use transition words:
- When we're sequencing or putting events in order
- In cause and effect, when one event causes another
- When we're comparing and contrasting
There are many different transition words, and the word you use will depend on what relationship you are trying to draw between two objects or ideas.
Passages are included to help students correctly use and identify transition words.