Lesson Plan Learning About Cause and Effect! Need extra help for EL students? Try the Creating Cause and Effect Skits pre-lesson. Learning Objectives
Students will be able to identify cause and effect.
Introduction (5 minutes)
Model a brief cause and effect scenario for your class. Before you begin, ask students to get out a reading log or journal.
Encourage students to jot down words, phrases, and observations of your actions. Guide students by writing the following prompting questions on the board to help them with their observations:
How do I look?
How do I sound?
How do I feel?
Pretend like you are rushing into the classroom. Next, drop your bag on your desk and act like you are out of breath. Pretend like you are worried!
Encourage students to draw a picture of your actions during the cause and effect scenario.
Define cause and effect prior to the lesson in English and student's home language (L1), if student is literate in their home language.
Encourage students to sit near the front of the class during the scenario.
Have students do a think-pair-share with a partner, sharing some of their observations from the scenario.