This interactive smartboard lesson provides instruction and practice and determining the cause and effect in short stories. Students first learn or review the meaning of cause and effect. Then they practice finding he cause and the effects of events in short stories. Additional slides provide other activities. Created with Smart Notebook 14 for grades 2-5 depending on the level of the students. Easily used as teacher directed mini - lesson to either introduce the skill or to review it. Can also be used as independent practice in a station or center. Answers are provided for each of the questions or tasks.