This graphic organizer helps students to comprehend the cause-and-effect relationships within both fictional and non-fictional reading. As they are reading, they can pause and investigate the relationships between events, no matter if it's in science, social studies, ELA, or even math!
With the inclusion of transitional phrases, such as "therefore" and "since", teachers can guide students (especially ELLs) to transfer ideas on the graphic organizer into writing. This is also useful for younger students. They can illustrate the events in the organizer, then transform their images into words.