Female golfer lying on grass smiling
Sarah won many awards in golf.

Grade 4 Writing - Linking Ideas

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In order for a piece of writing to be read smoothly, linking or connecting words should be used. These connecting words are used with different ideas. Sometimes, a similar idea will be related. Then the student will need to use a transition or connecting word to show that these two ideas are similar. Other situations may include sequencing, giving examples, being a reason, contrasting ideas and showing emphasis. In this quiz, the students will determine which connecting word or phrase best fits into the blank in order to bring the two sentences or parts together.

1.
Which linking word or phrase best connects these two sentences below?
Sarah won many awards in golf. ____, she won the Peterson Championship Trophy last week.
However
Also
For example
Another
This is showing an example of the first statement.
2.
Which linking word or phrase best connects these two sentences below?
Karen loves to exercise. ____, she bikes, runs and swims every day.
Because
Therefore
For example
Another
The second sentence shows examples from what was stated in the first sentence.
3.
Which linking word or phrase best connects these two parts of the sentence below?
Ms. Phillips served tea to her guests ____ she was a great host.
however
because
another
for example
This is showing a cause/effect relationship.
4.
Which linking word or phrase best connects these two sentences below?
It is important to learn to read. ____, school is necessary for everyone.
Therefore
For example
Due to
However
The second sentence is showing emphasis.
5.
Which linking word or phrase best connects these two sentences below?
The child got hurt on the playground by having a skinned knee and bruised elbow. ____, she had a nose bleed.
However
For example
Because
Also
The second sentence shows an additional injury to the child.
6.
Which linking word or phrase best connects these two sentences below?
The blinds covering the window were open. ____, I wanted them closed.
However
Another
For example
Therefore
Since this is showing contrast, the best word to use is however.
7.
Which linking word or phrase best connects these two sentences below?
Major cities like Albany, New York City and Buffalo are in New York. ____ is Rochester.
Another
However
Due to
Because
The second sentence is in agreement with the first sentence.
8.
Which linking word or phrase best connects these two parts of the sentence below?
The room was very bright ____ the candles lighting up the room.
therefore
however
also
due to
These statements are showing cause/effect, so a causal word should be used.
9.
Which linking word or phrase best connects these parts of the sentence below?
My dog won the contest ____ it trained for it.
another
because
also
therefore
These two parts have a cause/effect relationship.
10.
Which linking word or phrase best connects these two sentences below?
Mr. Frank put on his suit, shirt and shoes. ____, he fastened his tie.
Therefore
Due to
Also
Another
Besides putting on several pieces of clothing, he puts on one more.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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