Lesson Plan Cause and Effect in Nonfiction Texts This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Analyzing Cause and Effect in Nonfiction Articles lesson plan. Academic
Students will be able to compare cause-and-effect relationships between texts on a shared topic.
Students will be able to identify and write cause-and-effect sentences with specific vocabulary using a word bank and sentence frames.
Introduction (4 minutes)
Show students a photograph of a natural disaster (e.g., tornado or a hurricane) with the word "cause" written above it.
Explain to students that a
cause is an event or an idea that explains why something happens. Ask students to think of
effects or what can happen as a result of this natural disaster (e.g., flooding or destroyed houses) and share their ideas with the person sitting next to them. Invite students to share their ideas with the class.
Tell students that today they will be identifying the causes and effects of different natural disasters.