In the first activity, students will review two paragraphs featuring cause and effect text structures (the first on the effects of reading to children, the second on the causes of the popularity of Minecraft). Students will identify key words in each paragraph, will discuss the flow of information in each paragraph, and will then complete a graphic organizer to show how the cause(s) lead to the effect(s).
The paragraph analysis key includes completed graphic organizers, but student work pages are intentionally blank. Asking students to identify how to best display the information graphically aids in their understanding of the overall text structure.
In the second activity (which may be used as an assessment), students will be asked to write their own cause and effect text structure paragraph based on one of two given prompts. Students will first create a graphic organizer to show the flow of their information, and then will use a provided checklist to write a complete paragraph.
Total Product Includes:
- One two-sided practice page
- Practice page answer key
- One two-sided writing assignment/assessment page with checklist for student self-monitoring
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