Improve reading comprehension with a lesson on cause and effect! In this lesson, students will use a T-chart to identify examples of cause and effect in and by the end, you’ll all be singing along to the cause and effect song!
Use this lesson to help your ELs identify and write sentences with cause-and-effect relationships. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Analyzing Cause and Effect in Nonfiction Articles.
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand the relationship between cause and the effect sentences. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Fiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect lesson.
This lesson helps students recognize cause-and-effect relationships in fiction and nonfiction writing by identifying clue words. It can be used on its own or as a precursor to Cause and Effect with Comic Strips.
Teach your students to recognize the words that signal cause and effect relationships. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Nonfiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect* lesson.
Help your students understand what cause and effect looks like in everyday situations! This hands-on, engaging lesson plan allows students to examine cause and effect in their own lives as well as fictional text!
Understanding the relationship of cause and effect is a cornerstone of strong reading comprehension skills. Students will seek to explain why events happened in a book of their choosing in this cause and effect activity.
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.
Newton's third law states for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. He said this in regards to motion, but it's also a comment on cause and effect, a tool used for compelling storytelling. There are many printable worksheets and lesson plans to choose from in the Learning Library that focus on cause and effect in fiction texts.
Cause and Effect 101
Analyzing the relationship between cause and effect is a matter of finding out which one happened first. Find the connection between the two by identifying how the first action resulted in the second one. Once you can identify the link between an origin action and a result, you will be able to follow any chain of events much more clearly.
Cause and effect can be as simple as:
Jane hit the ball. The ball moved.
After the earthquake, there was a landslide.
In these examples, the cause is stated clearly before the effect. But, sometimes, the effect is more obvious than the cause:
At the Boston Tea Party, Boston residents threw tea into the harbor. They were protesting a new tax by the British king.
Only in the past 50 years has climate change been linked to man made emissions.
In these examples, the cause is stated after the effect. Still, the cause occurred beforethe effect.
In some reading passages, the cause seems hidden. It helps to think about a story’s chronology, or timeline. Take a moment to remember early grammar lessons, and consider the subject(s) and object(s) in each sentence and passage. If you can identify both the order of events, and the subject(s) and object(s), you will be able to correctly decide which primary action resulted in the secondary event. Brush up on your cause and effect skills with these Education.com activities, and reading stories will be much more fun.