About twenty times a day Every now and then, I stumble across a technique or strategy or product on Pinterest that I pin, but never try. I have about infinity of these pins scattered throughout my many Pinterest boards. Anyway, this year, I’ve vowed to change that! I’m determined to try out at least one pin per week, be it something for my classroom, or a recipe, craft idea, life hack…
So, here is one of my most favorite finds ever! I cannot even tell you how stoked I am to have tried out these little gems and what a huge impact they’ve made on my writing instruction.
These are Janet Malone’s Transition Tickets and they are seriously the BOMB!! Watch her video about them here.
Basically, this product contains a ton of “tickets” that have transition words or phrases that students can use to write a paragraph. And these aren’t just your usual line of transition suspects, like, “first,” or “then,” or “finally.” These are great words and phrases that will instantly smarten up anything your students are writing.
So far I’ve had my students use these to:
- answer constructed-response questions
- summarize short stories or chapters of a novel
- write opinion paragraphs
- respond to a compare and contrast or argument prompt
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