These transition words are helpful in linking ideas together in opinion writing.The vocabulary (opinion/thesis, reasons, examples, conclusion) and color coding are consistent with Lucy Calkins Units of Study for 3rd and 4th grade.
This useful handout contains lists of linking terms useful for students when writing essays. Linking terms help develop flow and structure in essay writing. The linking terms listed help students to: indicate contrast, provide an illustration, to extend a point, to show cause and effect/conclusion, and to show the next step.
Complete Paragraph Writing Bundle for 3rd - 6th Grade
Looking for effective paragraph writing lessons? This Bundle combines four of my very popular writing strategy sets: Paragraph Color Coding and Outlining, Topic Sentences, Transitions in Writing, and Conclusion Sentences. Everything you need is here to help your students craft beautifully written paragraphs, and it is Common Core aligned! (TpT Resource)