Ideas for worksheets on transition words include identifying them, correcting the mistakes, using transition words to complete a sentence, and connecting given sentences with transition words. Worksheets practicing transition words often focus on a theme, such as ones for essays or summaries.
Probably the simplest worksheet idea for transition words is having students identify them. For this exercise, teachers create a list of sentences that include transition words. Students go through and circle each one.
Another idea for a transition word worksheet is having students correct transition-word mistakes. For example, student see the sentence, "We arrived late at the movie; however, we missed the first 30 minutes." The transition word "however" is incorrect because it indicates contrast. Students would have to replace the word with one such as "indeed," which is a clarification transition.
Students should be encouraged to use transition words in worksheets. For example, teachers give them sentence stems such as, "The dog barked all night." Students use a transition word and complete the sentence. Alternatively, teachers give them two sentences that need connecting with transition words.
To emphasize certain types of transition words, teachers can create a worksheet with only those transition words in place. For example, students get a worksheet with only sequence words, and they have to use them to tell a story.