How does a good reader identify cause and effect relationships?
Students explore this essential question independently, with a partner, or in small groups with the use of a cause and effect graphic organizer. Choose from five different graphic organizers to meet your instructional needs.
Organizer #1: Students identify four cause and effect relationships. Using the signal words because and so, students are encouraged to "circle read" their cause and effect relationships to be sure they make sense.
Organizer #2: Students identify four cause and effect relationships.
Organizer #3: Students identify one cause and three effects that happen as a result of that cause.
Organizer #4: Students identify three causes that result in one effect.
Organizer #5: Students identify a causal event that results in a chain reaction of effects.
These cause and effect graphic organizers are correlated with the following Common Core State Standards:
R.1: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
R.3: Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
R.5: Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.