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Grades: 4-12

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Transition words help organize and identify particular word patterns and ideas. These words can help categorize information, organize ideas, introduce concepts, and make transitions between key details. 


This page can be used by writers to help select words to show how ideas are related. Trying to write an essay that compares and contrasts ideas? Locate the Compare & Contrast heading and consider the words listed below for inspiration. Alternately, this page can be used by readers. For example, reading a passage that includes the words all in all, to sum up, or in conclusion? These words indicate a summary and should be read closely and potentially annotated. 

Key Transition Words

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