This activity has been designed to enhance student understanding for cause and effect relationships as per the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Similarly, it has been adapted to correlate with the HMH Journeys Reading Series. It can be used as both a direct instruction activity or as skill practice at a literacy station or reading center.
I have found this to be successful when used as follow-up at a comprehension station. Pages 2 and 3 of the document contain cards for all 6 story events. These can be cut and used by each student or printed on cardstock, laminated, and used cooperatively by a small group prior to the student completing page 1 independently.