Our Linking Words and Phrases lesson plan develops written expression and communication as students use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons. Students are asked to participate in an engaging activity which prepares them to identify linking words while reading and utilize them appropriately in writing. Students are also asked to independently identify linking words and phrases in a given paragraph.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to successfully use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons. Students will be able to identify them while reading and when writing.
State Educational Standards: Literacy.W.3.1c, Literacy.W.3.2c, Literacy.W.3.3c, Literacy.W.4.1c, Literacy.W.4.2c, Literacy.W.4.3c