Are you looking for a fun way to engage students with identifying causes and effects? If you enjoy using nursery rhymes and commonly known fairy tales, this is it!
Use this resource in several possible ways:
1. Use it for whole class instruction on identifying causes and effects by projecting the pages on your screen or TV.
2. Use this for small-group instruction by printing it out, or use your computer or iPad and work together while viewing the pages.
3. Use the resources during small-group instruction for an independent center or station, or allow students to work collaboratively in pairs for practice with causes and effects.
4. Use this one-on-one with an individual student who needs further practice after assessing students' ability to identify causes and effects.
Included are 4 nursery rhymes and fairy tales and related cause and effect activities. Clue words such as SO and BECAUSE are highlighted. Additional print resources are also included for small-group or individual student work. Two charts are provided to allow students experience phrasing causes and effects in different ways, placing the cause first for one chart and the effect first for the second chart. This provides multiple practice opportunities since causes and effects may frequently be positioned differently in texts.
You can even pull out the charts and use them for any story you're working with, too!
Teachers working with 1st graders will want to read the text with students; teachers working with grades 2, 3, 4, and 5 can use this with students or allow students to read it on their own, depending on their reading levels.
Enjoy using this to help give your students the practice they need to find causes and effects independently, and to recognize that this is an important skill strong readers use to make connections in the text.
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