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Moving from one place to another
Here to there
Transitions do something. They:
a.
Show time (one day later)
b.
Clarify cause and effect (as
a result)
c.
Show location (to the right)
d.
Introduce examples (for
example)
e.
Add more information (in
addition)
f.
Contrast info (otherwise)
g.
To conclude (in conclusion)
h.
To compare (much like)
Be sure to include a topic
sentence for each new
paragraph in the body of your
essay.
TOPIC
+MAIN IDEA
(PT.1, PT.2, PT. 3)
+ OOMPH
TOPIC SENTENCE
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Read the essay aloud as a group. (this is an example of
what you will be doing)
Underline the thesis statement.
Evaluate the introductory paragraph. What could it use?
Write your answer on the back.
Circle all transitions and topic sentences.
Label each transition regarding its purpose. (see list)
Number each piece of evidence the author uses from the
text. How much evidence did the author give?
Does the author explain the evidence and how it relates
to the overall message?
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