Cause and Effect- Text Structure Task Cards - Print and Easel Versions

Grade Levels
4th - 7th
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57 pages
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  1. This Cause and Effect Package includes two resources for teaching the text structure of cause and effect - the set of Cause and Effects Task Cards, and a Cause and Effects Slide Presentation.Both resources address these cause and effect situations:- one cause with one effect- multiple causes with o
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  2. This package of text structure task cards includes five sets - for five major text structures: cause and effect, chronological order, compare and contrast, problem and solution, and description. Each set contains thirty large cards with a variety of activities designed for middle school and upper el
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  3. This big Text Structure Bundle includes ten resources - two resources each for five text structures. There are five set of task cards and five PowerPoint presentations. The five structures are: Cause and EffectChronological OrderCause and EffectProblem and SolutionDescriptionIn addition to an expl
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  4. Reading Task Card Sets for story elements, text structures, and various close reading or comprehension skills, plus seasonal themed sets. Seventeen sets of task cards with 30 cards per set for the review and practice that students need. Here is what is included: Story ElementsCharacterization Kids
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With this set of Cause and Effect Task Cards students learn to really understand the text structure of cause and effect as they practice with a variety of cause and effect situations.

The cause and effect situations included in this set of task cards are:

- One cause with one effect

- One cause with multiple effects

- Multiple causes with one effect

- A sequence of causes and effects

The activities include:

- Identifying the causes and effects in a short passage

- Using cause and effect key words

- Using cause and effect graphic organizers

- Inferring causes and effects from a picture

- Noting causes and effects in everyday situations

- Making a flip chart

- Illustrating causes and effects


- Writing a paragraph using the cause and effect text structure

These task cards are designed specifically for middle school and upper elementary kids. The cards are large – two cards per page and have more content per card than many of the smaller task cards – perfect for older kids who can handle more than one quick question per card.

Included with this set is a blank answer sheet for students to fill in their answers.

Also included is a list of suggestions for ways to use task cards and a list of suggestions for easy differentiation with task cards.

These cards support Common Core standards for informational text and literature regarding text structures and citing details from the text. With the variety of activities, they should work well with kids at a range of ability and skill levels.

The Easel Activity is a digital version that is ready to use with one card per slide. It is ready for student use with answer boxes and directions already in place.

For the Google Slides version, see Cause and Effect - Task Cards and Google Slides.

This set of task cards is also available in a package with a Cause and Effect Slide Presentation.

For more reading and language arts task cards, including sets for each text structure and each story element, see: Task Cards.

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Total Pages
57 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.
Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


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