Reflection: Categorizing Transitions - Section 3: Transition Race


If you have a particularly trustworthy group of students, this activity can be completed outside the classroom. I have placed my tasks around the school and provided clues to their location in an approach similar to The Amazing Race television show. The transitions takes time to check in, so I check students' answers myself; however, in other classes and with other content which was easier to check in, I've asked staff members to be checkpoints, as well. They are usually happy to oblige.

Using familiar competitions in the classroom, like The Amazing Race or Jeopardy, is a great way to engage students and get them actively involved with their learning.

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Categorizing Transitions

Unit 9: Expository Writing
Lesson 8 of 21

Objective: Students will be able to identify the uses of a variety of transitions by categorizing them with a chart.

Big Idea: To add? To emphasize? To conclude? Using transitions for a purpose.

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