Reading Logs to Go!
Students will be able to describe and illustrate instances of cause and effect from the beginning, middle, and ending of their fiction readings.
- Ask your students for a volunteer for a brief demonstration of arm strength.
- Have the student hold either hand straight out in front of them (preferably over a desk or table), where you will place one book at a time to see how many they can hold.
- Place one book after another on their hand until they fall on the table and ask your class: What happened in terms of cause and effect?
- Clarify: “Because the books were too heavy, the effect was that the books fell.”
- Share that today’s lesson has to do with cause, effect, and fiction books! Explain that cause and effect are events where one (cause) precedes the other (effect).