Cause and Effect Games / Cause and Effect Centers

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2nd - 4th
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  1. This cause and effect packet provides a huge assortment of activities to help students come to a thorough understanding of cause and effect. In order for students to truly understand the complex skill of cause and effect, they must experience it in a variety of ways. Save over 35% when you buy thi
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This resource contains 3 low prep cause and effect center activities for you to use in your ELA classroom. These games are an engaging, hands on way to help your students be better able to determine the relationship between cause and effect in shorter texts. As an added bonus, it now includes a digital version for use with Google Slides / Google Classroom!

Each of the games also includes a student recording sheet that you can have students fill out to help hold them accountable for their learning during center time so that you can teach a small group with minimal distractions! Or, have these games can be easily adapted to be used as independent centers.

This resource includes the following 3 cause and effect centers for upper elementary students:

First Center: Cause and Effect Mazes

Students are given a cause or an effect. In order for them to complete the maze correctly, students must shade either possible causes for the provided effect, or possible effects for the provided cause. Students can work with a partner to complete the maze, or the mazes can be completed independently or for cause and effect homework.

Included: There are 3 mazes that have students shade in possible causes, and 3 mazes that have students shade in possible effects. There are also 2 different student recording sheets, for these activities, and an answer key.

Second Center: Cause and Effect Matching Game

This is a 2 player matching game. There are 12 cause cards and 12 corresponding effects cards. Students try to match up the cause with the correct effect while playing the matching game.

Included: 12 cause cards, 12 effect cards, student instructions, student recording sheet, and an answer key

If you have struggling students and are differentiating, starting them off with this cause and effect matching game instead of the other centers might prevent frustration.

Third Center: Cause and Effect Chain of Events

This can be an independent, partner, or small group activity. Students are given 18 cards with short texts on them. They must sort the cards into 3 groups, and then put each of the cards in those groups in order based on a logical cause and effect chain of events.

Included: 18 chain of event cards, student recording sheet, and answer key

The cause and effect workstations / centers are fairly low prep. The cause and effect just need to be printed and copied. The other two centers require a little cutting and optional laminating. This makes a cause and effect review for your 2nd and 3rd grade students.

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