Cause and Effect is the focus of this Adobe file. It is a companion exercise for the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2012) Journeys fifth grade selection "Rachel's Journey: The Story of a Pioneer Girl". Students add causes and effects to a graphic organizer. My students perform higher on comprehension tests when they use a graphic organizer while reading. The format mimics questions on the Smarter Balance ELA practice test.
This graphic organizer can also be used with the full novel.
Please contact me if you have any questions. I have written companion materials for all of the fifth grade Journeys stories. Feedback is appreciated.