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This printable PDF includes over 100 transition words! It’s perfect for all types of writing! Use it to create anchor charts, word walls, student notes, and more!

free list of transition words


Discover upper elementary and middle school teaching content for English Language Arts (ELA), reading, social studies, public speaking, and more. Explore book reviews, research-based teaching strategies, and engaging seasonal activities.


With over 191,000 downloads, you can trust Literacy in Focus to provide engaging resources for upper elementary and middle school teachers. We strive to provide 4th – 8th grade educators with standards-based, relevant, and accessible lessons that make learning fun.

argument writing unit
quote of the day activity
teaching dialogue writing
travel brochure project
word of the year project
reading choice boards

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personal narrative writing unit“Great resource! The students were engaged and the instructions were easy to understand. I appreciate the step-by-step process.”
-Tamra L.

Summary Writing Graphic Organizers“I use this resource for when I am tutoring via distance learning. These organizers are simply FABULOUS and really helped my students collect and organize their ideas! I was so glad to find these digitally, thank you!”
-Kriste B.

civil war battle activity“This was a great way to get my students up and moving while learning about important battles during the civil war! Highly  recommend!”
 -Chase S.

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