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Lesson plan

Add transition words to signal flashbacks in a story

teaches Common Core State Standards W.8.3.c http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/8/3/c

Add transition words to signal flashbacks in a story

In this lesson, students practice adding transition words and phrase to signal when a flashback begins and when that flashback ends. Flashbacks can help develop plots and characters, but they can be confusing when readers do not understand that part of a text is actually a flashback, so students will practice signaling flashbacks with transition phrases and sentences. A video models the thought process writers use to apply the targeted skill and improve their draft. The video prompts students to pause periodically and interact with the items on the Student Practice Sheet.