I often find my students struggle to provide cohesive and concise answers to "why" questions. I realized that teaching "why" questions within the context of cause and effect helped students discriminate between relevant and irrelevant information when crafting their answers. The worksheet is organized to allow students to answer each question using both "because" and "so," giving the opportunity to produce a complex AND compound sentence for their answers. The document is editable, so you can customize it to your own text or activity. Please let me know if you have any feedback or concerns! Enjoy!