Transitions, or linking words, help readers navigate the text. Kids can simply choose words that work well in their writing.
As they become more proficient, ask them to choose transitions that fit the situation. The page below, for example, provides many options.
The words and phrases below are mostly used in persuasive (argumentative) essays where you need to convince the readers of your opinion in a confident manner.
But in fact, they’re useful in almost any type of writing (such as expository essays) simply to keep the structure intact.
Palinurus' admirable qualities make him a respected and valued advisor to Aeneas.
Throughout this narrative, Palinurus trust in ihs instincts and his knowledge from past experiences.
The "face of calm" that Palinurus mistrusts is the empire's appearance of civility and lawfulness.
The "monster" that Palinurus guards against is the ugly nature of empirical rule and the brutal means by which it is established.
Transition words and phrases are a part of speech, and they’re used to create coherent relationships between ideas in the text.
They’re applied to maintain a logical, uninterrupted stream of thought and smooth flow of paragraph and sentences.