Transitional Words

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Using transitional words between sentences builds the unity and coherence of paragraphs. Transitional words like next, similarly, or for instance make sentences flow together, showing how supporting details build on each other and relate to the topic. Creating this flow with transitional words builds the paragraph up to a strong concluding sentence. Unity and coherence makes the entire paragraph effective.

Time4Writing’s free writing resources cover ways to bring unity and coherence to a paragraph through the use of transition words for middle school writing. The games, printables, presentation, and video supplement Time4Writing’s online courses. Designed to help students improve their writing skills, regardless of academic grade or proficiency level, Time4Writing’s 8-week courses provide more in-depth practice and one-on-one instruction by a certified teacher.

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