In order to help "move" (the prefix "trans" = move) or lead the reader along from one idea or place to the next, authors use transitions. They give pieces of writing a clearer sense of time and place. They make stories more detailed and interesting to read.
Transitions begin a sentence or paragraph and can start numerous ways. Need some help locating or writing your own transitions? Check this out.
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I am following the lead of the innovative teachers who ran the Reading Roundup whose students wrote about transitions they saw in books. Thanks for helping me learn something new Mrs. Yollis and Mr. Salsich!
Students and guests! Please write to tell us about a transition you have read in a book or story recently. Start by telling us the name of the book or story and then write the sentence with the transition in it. Thank you!