Monday, December 13, 2010

Transition Trail ~ Help Wanted!

Please help Old Buck! 

If you spot a TRANSITION in one of the books you're reading, publish it here!

Any other help you could offer Old Buck about TRANSITIONS would be appreciated!

If you can, put your transition in bold...Old Buck can't see too well!

Book titles can be fancied up with a little HTML code!


  1. Dear Old Buck,

    Sorry that you have been so lost. :-(
    We are here to help you!

    A transition is a helpful word or phrase in a sentence, paragraph, or story.

    For example, (Hey that's a transition that helps clarify!) next, after that, finally, as a result, are transitions.

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Next, we went to the candy shop. After that, we went to the ice cream parlor. Finally, we went to the bakery. As a result, we felt ill.

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Deputies Jaden, Iman, Grace, Hannah, & Adia

  2. Dear Old Buck,

    I am so sorry that you are badly lost. I am here to help you with transitions. First I will tell you what a transition is. You know how I just said first. A transition is a word, paragraph, sentence, or a phrase that helps you with time, clarifying, and many others.
    As an example, some transitions are First, Second, third, for example, next, and multiple more. Here is a link for some transitions. This goes for anyone including you, Old Buck.


  3. Dear Old Buck,

    We found some excellent transitions in the book Dogzilla. Some of the transitions were meanwhile, afterward, and without warning.

    Transitions help keep the story flowing and interesting. They tell the reader that something different is going to happen.

    Mr. Salsich's class

  4. Dear Old Buck,

    My transition is in the book My Fathers Dragon. It is just then. I am also very sorry that you are lost :(

    Taylor*** in Mr.Salsichs class

  5. Dear Old Buck,

    I found a transition in the book The Witches . It was very slowly. A transition is a word to help change the subject or move along to a different part in the book.

    Here's an example, "Meanwhile Lucile was lost and being chased by a wolf!"

    Your RR Buddy,
    Alexandra in Mr. Salsich's class

  6. Dear Old Buck,

    I'm sorry to hear that you're lost, but I can help you. A transition is a "Red Flag Word". I'm reading a biography, so I can't really find some good ones. "Red Flag Words" are words that keep the story flowing. Some transitions are fast, like in the blink of an eye, without warning, and in a nano second. But some are also slow like finally, however, and afterward.

    From Deputy Sheriff Alison

    P.S. Transitions are words that can also be a little strange , not like Red Flag Words. Also, Red Flag Words are standing out words. Sometimes you might see a red flag or orange flag sticking out of a truck, thats for you to not bonk into the truck because something might be sticking out. Red Flag Words are something that you should notice easily.

  7. Dear Old Buck,

    I am very sorry that you are stuck on that trail, I hope you can find your way out. Anyways I found a transition
    in The top secret missing chapter from Charlie and the chocolate factory! It is To begin with. It is a transition for first.

    Sam C. in Mr. Salsichs class

  8. Dear Old Buck,

    I can tell you what a transition is. A transition is when you change something or switch, as for reading it means something peculiar is going to happen. In my class we call transitions ''Red Flag Words''. My transition word is Then Suddenly, I found this word in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

    Sam L. (in Mr. Salsich's class)

  9. Dear old Buck,

    I found a transition in the book Night of the Living Egg Nog. It is suddenly. for example, "Suddenly the naughty feline spit a stream of goo at Merle."

    Sean in Mr. Salsich's class

  10. Dear Old Buck,

    Sorry you're terribly lost. I'm here to tell you about transitions. A transition is a word or phrase that can substitute for "then," "next" and "after that."

    For example, in the book Main Street by Ann M. Martin the transitions that I found are you wouldn't believe, but now, and just plain now.

    Happy Blogging! :)

    Yours truly,
    Amanda in Mr. Salsich's class

  11. Dear Old Buck,

    I found many transition words in the book Wayside School is Falling Down but there is one that really stood out. The word was...Suddenly. A transition is a word that is almost like a sentence starter but it's also like a synonym because it's another way of saying "then" or "next."

    Deputy Sheriff Tyler

  12. Dear RR buddies,

    My transition words are after, later, while, and suddenly. I found the words in the book Ellie Mcdoodle: Have Pen Will Travel.

    Cassidy in Mr. Salsich's class

  13. Dear RR buddies,

    I have some transition words I searched in the book Franny K. Stein the Frantastic Voyage.The words are:Suddenly,then,and after.


  14. Dear Old Buck,

    I found some transitions that show the time. Here they are: recently, within a year, however, meanwhile, after, and before. Those transitions that I found were in the book Franny K. Stine

    Books are great, and you should read them, Old Buck! Transitions will help make the story flow for you.

    Deputy Sheriffs
    Mrs. Yollis' class

  15. Dear Old Buck,
    Thank you for the cool techniques on how to do bold and italics .They should be very helpful!! Here is my transition... after our long trip home, we were finally there!

    Kaitlyn in Mrs.Webb-Scheers class

  16. Dear Old Buck,

    I am so sorry that you have been lost. :(

    Some transitions are:

    First, second, and lastly.

    I hope that you find your way home soon! :)

    All the best,
    Deputy Jamie

  17. @Sean,

    This is Deputies Miriam and Adia in Sheriff Y★llis' class.

    Thank you for leaving a quality comment on the Reading Roundup!

    We loved your transition, suddenly. We found a transition for you. It is Immediately.

    For example,(Hey that's a transition to clarify!)

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Three friends went to the park. They wanted to go on the swings. Immediately, they found them and were swinging the whole day long!

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "See" you later!

    ★Miriam and ★Adia

  18. @Kaitlyn,

    This is Deputies Nick and Adia from Sheriff Y★llis' class.

    Thank you for leaving a quality comment at the Reading Roundup.

    We appreciate it because we are teaching you how to read and write at this blog and you are using the skills.

    We noticed that it looks like you have your own blog. That's probably why you are such an amazing writer!

    Deputy Sheriffs Nick and Adia

  19. @ Adia and Nick,
    Thank you for liking my comment,yes my class does have a blog! Did you check it out?? It is called The Classroom Connecton.

    Kaitlyn in Mrs.Webb-Scheers class!


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