Organization: Using Sequence Words

This passage is excerpted from Daily Trait Warm-Ups by Ruth Culham.

Revise this example:

I opened the package. I poured out the cake mix. I cracked open an egg. I added water. I mixed the ingredients together. I poured the mix into a pan. I baked the cake.

Use sequence words to show the order of your ideas. Add details if you wish.

Think About:

  • Have I used order words like first, next, then, and finally?
  • Did I use a variety of transition words like however, because, also, and for instance?
  • Have I shown how ideas connect from sentence to sentence?
  • Does my organization make sense from paragraph to paragraph?

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