This packet focuses on reinforcing the skill of cause and effect and it is aligned to the Common Core standards. It contains notes that provides students with the definition and an example of what cause/effect is. It also includes a cause/effect board game that can be played with partners or within a small group. Other activities in this packet include:connecting puzzle pieces together to determine the appropriate cause/effect relationships, creating cause statements, creating effect statements, and answering multiple choice questions from four nonfiction passages. An answer key is provided only for the four nonfiction passages. Hope this helps to reinforce this tricky skill!