Provide students with examples of transition words and phrases they could use and show them being used in context. Activities include:
- 2 columns: The left side contains 1 sentence/phrase, and the right side contains out of order sentences/phrases that correspond to the first column (that begin with the words, phrases, and clauses that connect the 2.) Students will draw lines to connect the ideas in the columns.
- 3 columns: Column 1 - 1st idea, Column 2 - connecting word/phrase/clause, Column 3 - 2nd idea. Draw a line to connect them all.
- Given a spinner, students have to use the provided connecting word, phrase, clause in a verbal sentence to connect two similar or different ideas. (This can be split into two spinner activities- one for similar idea connectors and one spinner for different idea connectors).
- Students will choose two images and drag them into the boxes. Then they will use the words and phrases they've learned to tell how the two images are similar or different.