These transition words are helpful in linking ideas together in opinion writing.The vocabulary (opinion/thesis, reasons, examples, conclusion) and color coding are consistent with Lucy Calkins Units of Study for 3rd and 4th grade.
List of attention getters (hooks) and sentence starters in interesting introductions. Meets multiple writing standards from Common Core State Standards. From How to Teach the Five Paragraph Essay listed at CreateBetterWriters.com. For a video demonstration, click "Visit Website."
The more I deal with creationists the more I become convinced they simply have a script prepared and they ask questions on this script with the expectation they won't or can't be answered on the grounds that their interpretation of their preferred holy book can't be wrong. It would explain why they become defensive and start projecting their own failings and attitudes onto their opponents when those questions are answered.