Using transitions in writing is essential for cohesion and is emphasized in the Common Core State Standards. But not all transitional words will work for any type of paper. Therefore, I organized common transitions by the type of writing in which they should be used. I put my lists into visual aids for my students and am sharing them with you in my free download on Teachers Pay Teachers:
All charts are offered in color and black and white (to save ink) AND in differentiated formats for upper-level and lower-level learners.
I also included a chart to show the purpose of using transitional words: