Presentation on theme: "Transition Words Transition Words are words that…."— Presentation transcript:
1 Transition Words Transition Words are words that…. Establish clear connections or ideas and…Ensure that sentences flow together smoothly making them easier to read.
2 The Relatives Came In the Summer When the grapes were nearly purple enough to pickThen it was hugging timeRelativesThey left at four in the morningFinally they pulled into our yardWhen it was still darkThey drove all day long and into the night
3 The Relatives Came And finally after a big supper Finally, after a long timeRelativesWhen it was still dark
4 Transitions Change the Meaning of a Sentence Dad and I went fishing.Mom made our lunch.The meaning changes depending on the where and what the transition word is. For example,Dad and I went fishing. / Meanwhile / Mom made our lunch.After / Dad and I went fishing, / Mom made our lunch.Before / Dad and I went fishing, / Mom made our lunch.Dad and I went fishing / after / Mom made our lunch.While / Dad and I went fishing, / Mom made our lunch.
5 Some Common and Not So Common Transitions and Phrases (more than one word) Time TransitionsShortly after that Meanwhile SoonAlong the way Before long EarlierAfter all of that Later on EventuallyAn hour later Without delay ImmediatelyAt that very moment At last Later that same dayDuring all of this As soon asNot a moment too soonWhile this was happening
6 Transitions that appear within the paragraph. For example, Embedded TransitionsTransitions that appear within the paragraph. For example,Ist was in the summer of the year when the relatives came. They came up from Virginia. They left when their grapes were nearly purple enough to pick but not quite.
7 What are Transitions? Transition Words are words that…. Establish clear connections or ideas and…Ensure that sentences flow together smoothly making them easier to read.