These transition words are helpful in linking ideas together in opinion writing.The vocabulary (opinion/thesis, reasons, examples, conclusion) and color coding are consistent with Lucy Calkins Units of Study for 3rd and 4th grade.
Leach Teach: Friday Freebie: Transition Words for STAAR writing. Face it...transition words are so abstract! Kids don't "get" how to use them- let alone which ones to use! I broke this resource into Narrative and Expository transitions and left a space for students to add their own. At the end of the file, I shared a great mini-lesson idea to help you teach these crazy abstract things!