Who doesn't go cuckoo for candy!? Your students will love this game to practice the challenging language skill of CAUSE & EFFECT.
Use this game board as an open ended activity, or have students respond to the 60 cause/effect cards before taking a turn at the candy themed game.
Good readers natually figure out cause and effect because they are continuosly asking themselves “Why did this happen?” or “What made this happen?” Not all students have that natural ability. They need more intense and repetitive practice to grasp the skill. This product addresses the important skill of recognizing causes and effects, distinguishing which actions are causes and which are effects, as well as creating complete sentences that explain cause/effect (which is important for writing).
Understanding this concept of cause/effect and being able to apply it makes students better communicators, better readers, and better writers.
- 1 page for helping you explain this tricky skill
- 1 two page spread game board and instructions for use and assembly
- 30 cards that require students to look at 2 words and decide which one is the cause and which is the effect. Challenge them even more by requiring them to explain the relationship.
- 30 cards that require students to consider 2 actions/events, determine cause and effect, and compose (orally or in writing) a complete statement about the event/action.
Use the deck of cards at the level that works best for your students in order to play the game. Have each student take turns picking a card, responding to the card and then taking a turn at the game board. Whoever gets to the candy store first, wins! Cards can also be used in isolation for skills practice.
PRINT, cut, (laminate if you wish), and PLAY! No wasted paper!
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