This activity will give you the following
finding and identifying transitions/connecting
words in context
finding and identifying grammatical functions/punctuation
related to transitions
skimming newspaper articles
I. In a word processing or HTML editing
program, create a new document. Create a table with 3 columns and
9 rows. Label the first column "Relationship," the second column
"Example," and the third "Grammatical Type." (see sample
II. Type the following transition meanings
(one per row) in the first column under "Relationship.)
III. Go to one of the following news pages:
Skim through several articles and find sentences
with transitions or connecting words that show the relationships you typed
in your column. Cut and paste the sentences in the appropriate table
row. Underline the transition or connecting words. Label the
grammatical type in the third column.
cause & effect
IV. Hand in your assignment.
|Cause and Effect
||His knowledge of football came in particularly
handy on the Titans set, because director Boaz Yakin
was a self-confessed know-nothing about the sport.
||The 33-mile time trial final would make
Armstrong's career complete, although he doesn't need Olympic
gold to become famous.