Similes and Metaphors

Play the game about similes and metaphors here:

http://kmott.wikispaces.com/Fling+the+Teacher+Simile+and+Metaphor

 

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Transition Words and Phrases for Expository Writing

The word “and” is mostly prohibited in expository writing class. Instead, use some of the words listed below.

… is caused by …

… is important because …

… is studied by …

… was studied by …

… because …

Therefore

For example,

For instance,

An imporatnt fact is …

This proves that …

… proves that …

In addition,

Furthermore,

Moreover,

Also,

Besides,

Similarly,

Equally important,

Equally important is the study of …

In fact,

Like

As an illustration,

As an example,

In other words,

Because,

Therefore,

Hence,

As a result,

Consequently,

Accordingly,

In summary,

In conclusion,

Therefore, we can conclude …

Transition Words and Phrases for Narrative Writing

The conjunction “and” is mostly prohibited in narrative writing class. You can connect events, and sentences using some of the words below.

First,

At first,

Second,

After

Afterward

After a few seconds,

After pondering for a moment,

As soon as

Before

Later

Now

Then,

After a while,

Not long after

After what seemed like an eternity,

Until

Subsequently,

Consequently,

When

While

Meanwhile,

In the meantime,

Immediately

Soon,

Finally,

When it was all said and done,