Lesson Plan

Cause and Effect with Comic Strips

Pow! Bam! Splat! In this integrated reading and science lesson, students will explore the relationship between cause and effect. They will get creative and create cause-and-effect comic strips!
Need extra help for EL students? Try the Words That Show Cause and Effect pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Words That Show Cause and Effect pre-lesson.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to identify the difference between cause and effect and create examples of cause-and-effect relationships in the form of comic strips.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Cause and Effect Comic Strips
  • Tell students that today we are going to use what we have learned in science to make our very own comic strips.
  • Show students the sample comic strip provided in the suggested media section.
  • Call on a volunteer to explain what is happening in this comic strip.

Beginning

  • Provide a student-friendly definition of the term "comic strip."
  • Show multiple examples of cause/effect comic strips.

Intermediate

  • Have students discuss their observations in pairs before contributing to a whole group discussion.