If you have access to the picture book, How I Became a Pirate, your students will love learning to connect cause-effect relationships using these matching strips. They are very versatile, as you can use them for a whole class discussion activity; or, you may choose to use them as a center activity. The students can read the story with their peers and match the cause-effect relationships. I suggest cutting them out and laminating them prior to use. There are 5 cause-effect relationships (10 cards total).