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.
The 8 Elements of an Argument Posters included 17 8.5x11 Posters. One poster for each of the 8 terms, which are defined with a practical example.Claim ReasonEvidenceExplanationSo what.CounterclaimCounterargumentConclusionPlus 4 posters of transition words/phrases to link claims to reasons, reasons to evidence, claims to counterclaims, and counterclaims to counterarguments.Posters of the four types of evidence, what aren't valid reasons, and the related common core state standards.
EXCELLENT video of how this teacher embeds academic content into her routine classroom management. Teacher uses "Word of the Day" as a signal word for transitions. Also noted are several other useful management techniques that aren't explained. Definitely a "must-see"! (Ms. Noonan: Managing Transitions)