This animated PowerPoint presentation introduces the text structure cause and effect. Warm-up exercises are designed to help students make a connection between causes and effects they encounter in everyday life and the relationships between ideas presented in text. The lesson introduces the top ten transition words/phrases used to signal the presence of cause and effect relationships. Students have many opportunities to practice identifying causes and effects in sentences.
Part two of the lesson introduces students to four types of cause and effect relationships (one cause/one effect, one cause/multiple effects, multiple causes/one effect, chain of cause and effect). Each example includes a graphic organizer that depicts that particular text structure. Students are also challenged to apply what they have learned by writing their own examples.
Students can practice what they have learned using the Story of Achilles practice page (available for FREE on my TPT store page). There is also a description of a paper-chain activity that I have used with other Greek myths. Or, use your own story selections to reinforce this presentation’s lessons. I will also be making “Cause and Effect” task cards available on my TPT store that I have used for several years in a game format to reinforce this text structure and associated transition words/phrases.
(Please note: This sale is for the presentation only. It is downloadable in “pptx” format, so you can edit the slides to suit your needs.)