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Moving through
a Machine

using a variety of transitions to explain the workings of an imaginary machine

Student Writer Instructions:

In chapter three of Robert McCloskey's Homer Price, we learn about an amazing donut-making machine.

By now, you should have had fun playing with different transition words as you worked to write something with your class.

Now it's time for you to write something original. Press the button below until you find an idea for a machine that--like the donut machine--automatically makes something yummy.

You will create an original piece of writing that describes, step-by-step, how the item is made by the machine. In between each step, you will carefully choose and use a variety of transition words.

Can you make your classmates' mouths water as they read about your machine working?


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What kind of machine might you invent for this piece of writing?




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