Use the following transition words to fill in the blanks below.Transition Words:
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in spite ofalternativelyfor instance
You were walking straight into your favorite hotdog place for their Tuesdays specials ($4 for 2 large hotdogs). All of a sudden you stopped, when you caught a glimpse of your favorite rapper, Jay-Z, in the restaurant.
"Whaddup, Jay-Z, I am a huge fan of yours. My name is Sandra. Excuse my look - I guess I am just surprised to see you here," you said with a little bit of star shock on your face.
"Why? Sandra, you are surprised that
all the money I have made, I'd still come to a hotdog joint to take advantage of their special Tuesday deal?" Jay-Z laughed. "Let me tell you something, Sandra. When you become more and more successful, you have to develop your smarts
, you have to remember your roots and don't let the money cloud your judgment.
, you can let the money get to your head and life just would not be as fulfilling. Just being real with you, for what it is worth."
"Thanks for the advice. I really appreciate it," you replied while heading towards the counter, pondering on Jay-Z's words.
Aligned with Common Core:
W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.2c, W.11-12.1c, W.11-12.2c - Use words, phrases, and clauses as well as varied syntax to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion etc.