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- This bundle of resources contains all of my digital ELA lessons. It is compatible with Google Slides. The bundle features twelve ELA topics. Most topics includes 4 lessons. (The only exceptions are my figurative language set which includes seven lessons, and my free character traits set which includ$45.99$57.89Save $11.90
This digital cause and effect resource features four complete lessons. It is compatible with Google Slides. The lessons feature both instructional slides AND practice slides where students complete a task related to the instructional slides. Use these lessons over the course of four days to provide targeted cause-and-effect instruction to your students. They can be used as a large group activity or in a small group setting.
The slides in each lesson progress from basic to more complex. Answer keys are included. CHECK OUT THE PREVIEW to see some of the slides in these lessons.
Lesson #1: Introduction to Cause and Effect (8 slides)
- This lesson includes four instructional slides. This lesson begins by defining "cause" and "effect". It then has two picture examples where students identify the cause and effect relationship displayed in the picture. The final instructional slide is used to caution students that causes always HAPPEN first, but they are not always written first. Because of this, students are encouraged to always visualize the scene in order to identify the cause and its effect. To stress this, students are presented with the same cause/effect relationship in two different sentences. In one sentence, the cause is listed first, but in the other sentence, the effect is listed first. Students must identify the cause and effect in the graphic organizer.
- The lesson contains three practice slides. On the first practice slide, students read 8 statements and highlight the part of each sentence that lists the cause. On the second practice slide, students are presented with seven sentences where part of the sentence is highlighted. Students must determine whether the highlighted section shows the cause or the effect. For the final practice slides, students read a nonfiction passage about honeybees and look at the graphic organizer that follows. They then fill in the missing part of each relationship identified in the graphic organizer.
Lesson #2: Introduction to Signal Words (7 slides)
- This lesson includes three instructional slides. The first slide focuses on causes signal words. The second slide focuses on effect signal words. The third slide cautions students that signal words are not always present, so it is still important to visualize each cause-effect relationship.
- The lesson contains three practice slides. On the first practice slide, students are presented with nine sentences where part of the sentence is highlighted. Students must determine whether the highlighted section shows the cause or the effect, and they must circle transition words when they are present. The last two practice slides require students to read two passages and then answer the cause/effect question that follows. For these two passages, students must INFER the answer.
Lesson #3: Identifying Multiple Causes and Multiple Effects (9 slides)
- This lesson includes two instructional slides. One instructional slide teaches students that a cause can have multiple effects, and it provides an example. The other instructional slide teaches students that an outcome (effect) can have multiple causes, and it provides an example.
- The rest of the lesson contains four reading passages (two fiction and two nonfiction) that are followed by cause and effect questions or graphic organizers. The first passage is nonfiction and is followed by three questions. The second passage is also nonfiction and is followed by a graphic organizer where students identify the multiple causes for the outcome that is listed. The third passage is fiction and is followed by a graphic organizer where students identify the multiple effects for the cause that is listed. The final passage is fiction, and is followed by two questions.
Lesson #4: Putting It All Together/Test Prep (7 slides)
- This lesson contains three practice passages (two fiction and one nonfiction). After reading the first passage, students answer one cause/effect question. After reading the next two passages, students answer three cause/effect questions. The main objective for this final cause/effect lesson is to expose students to multiple-choice questions related to identifying causes and effects within reading passages.
This digital lesson resource is an expanded version of my printable cause and effect trifolds. Some of the practice activities in my printable trifolds are the same as the practice activities in these digital lessons. The main difference between the two versions is that this digital version offers with that are not included in the printable trifolds. I really want to stress the overlap to teachers who have previously purchased my cause effect trifolds so that they are aware of this overlap before they purchase this expanded, alternate version.
**Check out my FREE CHARACTER TRAITS LESSON if you want to view the structure of these lessons a bit more closely.
If you're looking for additional resources to use when teaching about cause and effect, feel free to check out my CAUSE AND EFFECT BUNDLE!
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