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Connecting Ideas with Linking Words — Let's Practice!

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Today we are practicing connecting ideas with link words with Goopaw! This video contains examples to help you further practice and grow confident in this area.

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Goopaw says get ready to practice connecting ideas with linking words! Here is an example. It can be a successful strategy. It doesn't always work. Which connecting word best fits here? But fits best here because the two statements contrast each other. It can be a successful strategy, but it doesn't always work. Let's look at another example. The app improves people's mood. It increases how much they smile. Which connecting word best fits here? And fits best here because one idea follows the other. The app improves people's mood and it increases how much they smile. Here is the next example. The device will always work. The battery dies. Which connecting word best fits here? Unless fits best here because it provides an example of when the device may not work. The device will always work, unless the battery dies. Here is the next example. You must write down all your references. It is plagairism if you do not. Which connecting word best fits here? Because fits best here as it tells you the result of not doing the first statement. You must write down all your references because it is plagairism if you don't. Here is the final example. One example is the bee building a hive. Example is the bird making a nest. Which connecting word best fits here? Another fits best here because we are referencing an additional idea. One example is the bee building a hive. Another example is the bird making a nest. Goopaw had so much fun practicing with you today! See you next time!

Connecting Ideas with Linking Words — Let's Practice! exercise

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  • Drag and drop the linking words.

    Hints

    Say the sentence out loud to hear which connecting word is best.

    The linking word and is used when one idea follows another.

    For example: She wants to play baseball and soccer.

    Solution

    The linking words are: unless, because, another, and.

    I won't go unless my friend comes too. Unless is used to show an example of a different outcome.

    I want to pet your dog because he is so cute. Because is used to connect the ideas.

    One idea is we can play together, another idea is we can read together. Another is used because we are referencing a different idea.

    Can you get my book and my pen? And is used because one idea follows the other.

  • Select the best linking words.

    Hints

    Let's go to the movies ___ get popcorn. Which linking word connects ideas that follow each other?

    Solution

    The connecting words are and, but, and another.

    Let's go to the movies and get popcorn!

    She is bringing her dog, but I wish she could bring her cat.

    One sandwich has meat. Another sandwich has vegetables.

  • Fill in the linking words in the story.

    Hints

    If you are unsure of which connecting word to use, say them both out loud in the sentence. Which one sounds better?

    Remember, we use the linking word because to connect ideas. For example: I will give him my toy because he did not bring his own.

    Solution

    When we write in the linking words, the story reads like this:

    My friend is coming over! It is our first sleepover. I have pillows and blankets to make a fort. I want to play video games, unless my friend wants to do something else. He gets to choose, because I want him to have a great time!

  • Which linking word fits best here?

    Hints

    Look at the word bank for help thinking of and spelling connecting words.

    The linking word because is used to connect ideas. For example: I am hungry because I forgot my lunch.

    The linking word but is used when contrasting two ideas. For example: She wants to go to my house but needs a ride.

    Solution

    The linking words are: another, but, and, unless, and because.

    If you're bored you can read a book. Another idea is that you can go play outside. Another is used because we are referencing a different idea.

    He looked around, but he could not find his hat. But is used to show contrasting ideas.

    Jesus and Mark are good friends. And is used to connect two ideas.

    You'll get a stomach ache unless you stop eating all that candy. Unless is used to show an example of a different outcome.

    I bought her flowers because it was her birthday. Because is used to connect the ideas.

  • Which connecting word fits best here?

    Hints

    These two statements contrast with each other. Which connecting word is used when statements contrast?

    Think about which connecting words do not make sense, and rule them out.

    Solution

    The connecting word that fits best is but: I want to come, but I am busy that day.

    But fits best, because "I want to come" and "I am busy that day" contrast each other.

  • Complete the conversation.

    Hints

    Remember, we use another when we are referencing a different idea.

    Remember, we use and when one idea follows the other.

    Example: Do you want to come over and swim?

    Solution

    Hello Jesus! Do you want to come and play at my house? We just got a dog! We use and to show one idea after another.

    Hi Mark! Yes, I want to come play because I love animals and it sounds so fun. See you soon! We use because to explain the idea, and and for one idea following another.

    Great! Okay, after we play with my dog we could go swimming. Another option is we could go to the park. We use another to show a different idea.