Transitional words can also be difficult for our little ones. I try to use them as many different ways as possible to get them used to all of them. This is so important when they move on to those higher grades and start state assessments. So.......... I added all of the versions that you might need into this set. You can use these with any stories you use.
My kids LOVE retelling and I try to make stick puppets for a little readers theater. It just depends on how much time I have to work on it. I included black and white for those of us who don't have colored ink.
I love to incorporate writing anytime I get a chance. If we start on one of these and the kids don't finish, we complete it during centers. I have them keep a "working folder" for anything that they don't complete. Anytime they have something in their working folder............ we pull them out anytime we have centers. They have to complete any of the activities in that folder before they can go to centers. Did I mention that centers are GOLD in my room?