Lesson Plan

The Missing Link

Help your students fill in the missing links! With a focus on transitional words and conjunctions, your students will discover the links that will help them combine ideas in their writing.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use transitional words and conjunctions to join ideas in writing.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Invite students to close their eyes and imagine that they are in a car or bus, when suddenly the driver slams on the breaks. What happens? How do they feel?
  • Tell the students that just like that scenario, sometimes readers feel an abrupt change when writers don’t use transitional phrases.
  • Explain to the students that they will be learning how to link ideas using conjunctions and transition words in their writing.