French Transition Word Magnets (LARGE)



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Place these LARGE magnetic transition words on your white board to inspire complex writing in class! They are STACKABLE to save board space

I used to wait until the fourth year AP class to drill logical transition phrases along with the persuasive/argumentative essay, but I realized that even level one students will easily grasp these words if used frequently in class. The key is to have them present in everyday writing. The magnets are big (4″ x 8.5″) and bright with a thick font so that even students in the back of the room can read them easily. They stack on top of each other if you need to make more space on your white board.

“Just added them to my board and a student already commented on how useful they’ll be!”
– Blair Lachance, Connecticut

I love the way that I can pick them up and place them in the middle of a Write & Discuss so that students get plenty of experience with word usage. Best of all, these magnets remind ME to use transition words so that I am modelling beautiful language. Each package comes with ten magnets, each with a different transition word. These phrases will help your students make logical, well-organized arguments!

It was so hard to choose just ten phrases, but I think we have narrowed it down to a group that will have a big impact on the daily language used in your class. Rejected are the transition words that students acquire easily, such as et, mais and quand. Instead we have chosen words that are very common in authentic French but do not tend to be quickly embraced by students: they need to see these words used more frequently. Some of the phrases, like pour que, will lead the teacher to naturally use grammar that might have otherwise been avoided. This is perfect for “Write & Discuss” where students will naturally acquire the grammar as long as they are exposed to it.