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PLC Activity 4 th Grade S. Boyd 2009/2010 RECOGNIZING & USING TRANSITIONAL WORDS FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER… SOON…FINALLY.

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1 PLC Activity 4 th Grade S. Boyd 2009/2010 RECOGNIZING & USING TRANSITIONAL WORDS FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER… SOON…FINALLY

2 FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER…AS IN THE MEANTIME… IN CONCLUSION...WHILE…MEANWHILE …IN THE MEANTIME…WHILE…NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER…SOON…FINALLY.. TRANSITIONAL WORDS & PHRASES Transitional words and phrases connect ideas and thoughts in a clear, organized way to make things easier for an audience to understand. They can show the sequence of events. (EXAMPLE: first, second, then, afterwards) When I wake up on Saturday mornings, first I brush my teeth and then I comb my hair. Afterwards I turn on the TV and watch cartoons until dad hollers for me to do chores. TRANSITIONAL WORDS & PHRASES Transitional words and phrases connect ideas and thoughts in a clear, organized way to make things easier for an audience to understand. They can show the sequence of events. (EXAMPLE: first, second, then, afterwards) When I wake up on Saturday mornings, first I brush my teeth and then I comb my hair. Afterwards I turn on the TV and watch cartoons until dad hollers for me to do chores.

3 FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER… SOON…FINALLY FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER…AS IN THE MEANTIME… IN CONCLUSION...WHILE…MEANWHILE …IN THE MEANTIME…WHILE…NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER…SOON…FINALLY.. Transitional words can indicate extra information is included to give the audience additional details. (EXAMPLE: for instance, including, as an example) My entire family, including my baby sister, stayed up to watch the Fourth of July fireworks. Transitional words can indicate extra information is included to give the audience additional details. (EXAMPLE: for instance, including, as an example) My entire family, including my baby sister, stayed up to watch the Fourth of July fireworks.

4 FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER… SOON…FINALLY FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER…AS IN THE MEANTIME… IN CONCLUSION...WHILE…MEANWHILE …IN THE MEANTIME…WHILE…NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER…SOON…FINALLY.. NOW IT’S YOUR TURN… On the next few slides you’ll find paragraphs that use transitional words. Highlight all the transitional words and change the color of the font to white.

5 FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER… SOON…FINALLY FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER…AS IN THE MEANTIME… IN CONCLUSION...WHILE…MEANWHILE …IN THE MEANTIME…WHILE…NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER…SOON…FINALLY.. ORIGAMI Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. If you’re interested in learning how to make things, it’s a good idea to first find a book of easy instructions to help you get started. Next you’ll need to get paper to use for the designs. You can find colored pattern sheets in many craft stores. Once you have your supplies, look through the book and pick the design you’d like to try. You’ll need to follow the steps listed in the book while you attempt to fold the paper in the shapes described. When you finish, your creation should look like the one in the picture. What fun!

6 SAND CASTLES Building sandcastles isn’t just for kids. Lots of grownups are serious about turning sand castles into spectacular sculptures. Here are a few tips to help you build them like the professionals. Beforehand it’s a good idea to collect a few tools that will help you shape your castle. A shovel and several buckets of different sizes work well. First you need to find moist sand where you can build. Begin by make a large pile of sand 12 to 18 inches high. Next, pack the sand down hard and smooth off so the top so it’s flat. At this point, you can use a mold to make towers. After that, push your shovel down the sides to make the walls smooth and tall. Finally, you can add rocks, seaweed, or twigs to decorate your castle. When finished, you’ll have a real work of art!

7 A MAKE-IT-YOURSELF SNACK First you’ll need to ask your parents if you can try this snack. Then gather these ingredients together: 1 full-size bag microwave popcorn 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese 6 Tbsp. butter, melted Begin by preparing the popcorn in the microwave, according to the package instructions. Next, pour the popcorn into a large bowl. After that, sprinkle grated cheese over top. Then, drizzle melted butter on top of cheese and toss it to coat the popcorn well. Finally you can eat it up, but don’t forget to share it! YUM!

8 FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER… SOON…FINALLY FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER…AS IN THE MEANTIME… IN CONCLUSION...WHILE…MEANWHILE …IN THE MEANTIME…WHILE…NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER…SOON…FINALLY.. NOW IT’S YOUR TURN… On the next slides you’ll find a sentence or two that begins a paragraph you need to finish. Make sure your sentences include transitional words that help you move the reader to your next point. Highlight all your transitional words in orange.

9 FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER… SOON…FINALLY FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER…AS IN THE MEANTIME… IN CONCLUSION...WHILE…MEANWHILE …IN THE MEANTIME…WHILE…NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER…SOON…FINALLY.. MAMMA MOLLY, The Barn Owl It was really fun watching Molly and her owlets on the computer at school each day. We first saw her sitting on the eggs in the owl box. Then,

10 FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER… SOON…FINALLY FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER…AS IN THE MEANTIME… IN CONCLUSION...WHILE…MEANWHILE …IN THE MEANTIME…WHILE…NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER…SOON…FINALLY.. MY FAVORITE BOARD GAME Usually I like to play

11 FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER… SOON…FINALLY FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER…AS IN THE MEANTIME… IN CONCLUSION...WHILE…MEANWHILE …IN THE MEANTIME…WHILE…NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER…SOON…FINALLY.. WANT S’MORE? Crave a midnight snack when you’re camping or just at home watching TV? Here’s a gooey good treat to enjoy! First you’ll need one graham cracker, two marshmallows and a few pieces of a Hershey’s chocolate bar.

12 “BRUSH UP” THAT SMILE While a space alien from galaxies far away visited me, it seemed very interested in how (and why) I brushed my teeth. I explained

13 If you wish to save your work to show your teacher how your writing is improving, follow these directions: Click file Save As Select your H drive Rename the file: B-M-Es Hit Save

14 FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER… SOON…FINALLY FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER…AS IN THE MEANTIME… IN CONCLUSION...WHILE…MEANWHILE …IN THE MEANTIME…WHILE…NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER…SOON…FINALLY.. CREDITS… Cheesy Popcorn Recipe http://kidscooking.about.com/od/snacksdipsappetizers/r/cheesepopcorn.htm Microsoft Online Clip Art “Molly” Owl Cam http://www.sportsmansparadiseonline.com/Live_Owl_Nest_Box_Cam.html FIRST…SECOND…THEN… NEXT…AFTERWARDS… LATER… SOON…FINALLY


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