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.
Graphic Organizers for Personal Narratives. I use a few different graphic organizers that have made a world of difference to my young writers. This week I'm happy to share with you some of the tools I use to help make planning and writing narratives that are focused, sequential, and interesting a bit easier for my students.:
Traffic Light Transitions poster - A great visual to help children to use transition words to connect sentences and paragraphs. This can be a poster that the class can add to throughout the year based on transition used in their own writing and in written texts used in the classroom.