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Transitions for Writing Exercises and Worksheets

  • Understanding and knowing how to use transitions is essential for anyone who aims to be a good  writer.
  • Transitions bring structure and clarity to writing.
  • Transitions are usually broken up into 6  categories: cause/effect, contrast, adding information, sequence, comparison and emphasis.
  • There are a number of ways to teach transitions.
  • Word sorting exercises teach the different types of transitions.
  • Gapfill exercises help clarify if students understand the meanings and subtle differences between various transitions.
  • And sentence writing exercises challenge the students’ grammar and writing skills.