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Creating Cause and Effect Skits

Help your ELs look deeply at cause and effect at the sentence level. Using skits to reinforce comprehension, this lesson can be used as a support lesson for Learning About Cause and Effect! or a stand alone activity.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Learning About Cause and Effect!lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify cause and effect.

Language

Students will be able to write cause and effect sentences with transition words using sentence frames and skits.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
What is Cause and Effect?Vocabulary Cards: Create Cause and Effect Skits!Glossary: Create Cause and Effect Skits!Teach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives Reference
  • Walk into the classroom holding an umbrella and wearing a rain jacket.
  • Pretend it was raining really hard outside by saying, "I'm so wet!"
  • Ask the students to brainstorm some reasons why you would be wearing a rain jacket and carrying an umbrella. Allow a few students to share their ideas with the class, and record them in complete sentences on the whiteboard using the following sentence starter:
    • I'm wearing a rain jacket because ________.