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Cause and Effect Using Informational Text Print and Digital Distance Learning

Grade Levels
3rd, Homeschool
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  1. This Reading Bundle comes in both print and digital formats and contains 9 essential reading units for 3rd graders which will help your students increase their reading comprehension. The bundle includes engaging passages, graphic organizers, activities, and lots of task cards that target key reading
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This Cause and Effect Using Informational Text Unit for 3rd graders comes in both print and digital (for Google Classroom and other top educational platforms) and includes two sets of task cards. 6 passages (two each: Historical, Scientific, and Technical), posters, and 10 graphic organizers. The unit is specifically designed to target cause and effect in a way your kids will enjoy and uses topics that will capture their interest.

It includes: (Print and Digital)

2 Sets of Task Cards with 32 per set

Picture Task Cards

Animal Task Cards

6 Posters

10 Graphic Organizers

Cause and Effect Clue Words Handout

6 Double-Sided Passages for each type of text (all of them come in multiple choice and open ended formats)

Historical Text:

1. The Liberty Bell

2. Pocahontas

Scientific Text:

1. Coral Reefs

2. The Platypus

Technical Text

1. How to Make a Smoothie

2. Weave on a Loom

Answer Keys

Teacher Notes

Teacher Notes for Digital with LINKS

Why you'll love this resource:

  • There are a variety of formats included from passages, to task cards, posters, and more!

  • The unit comes in both print and digital, making it perfect for the classroom, for homeschool, and distance learning.

  • The materials are all engaging and fun!

  • All of the materials are easy to prep for the busy teacher!

  • There are TWO SETS of task cards! One set has animals and a cause and effect statement and the other has actual pictures like burnt cookies, broken glasses, or flat tires.

  • The passages are high interest and cover historical, scientific, and technical text!

  • You can choose to use the multiple choice or open-ended passage formats!

  • The unit may be used in a number of ways from guided reading, to reader's workshop, independent work, literacy centers, exit slips, homework, whole class games, test prep, and more!!!

Need a 4th/5th grade version? The task cards, posters, and graphic organizers are the same but the passages are geared to 4th/5th grade:

Cause and Effect for 4th/5th Grade

Also, I do want to suggest a great set of reading games that would go well with this reading unit. There is a game for EACH READING STANDARD!!! It comes in a set of 10 for fiction, a set of 10 for nonfiction, or a bundle of 20 reading games specifically for 3rd grade!

Fiction and Nonfiction 20 Reading Games Bundle for 3rd Grade

10 Nonfiction Reading Games Bundle for 3rd Grade

10 Fiction Reading Games Bundle for 3rd Grade

If you're looking for more Cause and Effect practice, here are a few resources you might like. They may be used for centers, whole class, test prep, or for one on one:

Cause and Effect Reading Game (for 3rd grade)

Cause and Effect Game (for 4th and 5th grades)

Famous American Cause and Effect Task Cards (for 3rd - 5th grades)

Cause and Effect Task Cards for Fall

Cause and Effect Task Cards for Winter

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.


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