Cause and Effect Worksheets and Craftivity in Print and Digital

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  1. This cause and effect bundle has everything you need to keep your students engaged as they learn about cause-and-effect relationships. It contains 6 resources for teaching students how to identify cause and effect relationships within sentences, short reading passages (1 paragraph), and longer readi
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Do your students struggle with differentiating between the cause and the effect? Keep your student engaged as they learn to identify cause and effect relationships within sentences and reading passages with this set of four worksheets and matching craftivity! This is a print-and-go resource that progresses in difficulty. Students will practice identifying cause and effect relationships within sentences and six reading passages. The reading passages feature three fiction stories and three nonfiction passages. The two worksheet options allow for differentiation!

Here's what you'll get!

  • POSTER: The instructional poster explains how the cause always happens first, and the effect happens next, much like you blow a bubble first, and then the bubble pops next.

  • WORKSHEETS: On the first two worksheets, students will read fourteen sentences and identify the cause and effect within each sentence. On the next two worksheets, students will read six short reading passages and identify the cause-and-effect relationship highlighted in the passage.

If you want, you can stop right there! Or, you may choose to move on and have your students use their worksheet answers to assemble the follow-up activity!

  • CRAFTIVITY: Students transfer the cause and effect relationships they identified to the gumballs (cause statements) and splatters (effect statements). Next, students color and cut out their images and glue them to a sheet of construction paper.

  • STUDENT-FRIENDLY DIRECTIONS are included so that you can place the directions under your document camera, and students can refer to them as they complete the project.



  • TPT DIGITAL EASEL VERSION- This is a paperless version that can be completed on a device. It included the same six passages as the print version of the craftivity. Students read each passage and then type the cause and effect relationship into text boxes.

I designed this activity to help my students understand the relationships between causes and effects. After completing this activity, students have a visual connection in their schema that will hopefully allow them to remember how to identify causes and effects. (I stress to my students that they cannot just look at the order the statements occur in the paragraphs!! They have to ASK THEMSELVES, "Which HAPPENED first?")

Check out the PREVIEW!

If you are interested in viewing the DIGITAL VERSION OF THIS CRAFTIVITY that is compatible with GOOGLE SLIDES, click here.


This resource is also included in my CAUSE AND EFFECT BUNDLE. {CLICK HERE.}


Check out my other cause and effect resources:

Cause and Effect PowerPoint (with a companion handout)

Cause and Effect: Targeted Tri-folds

Cause and Effect: I have… Who has…?

Cause and Effect Worksheets with Graphic Organizers

Cause and Effect Partner Plays for grades 2-3

Cause and Effect Partner Plays for grades 4-5

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19 pages
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Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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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.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
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.
Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.


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