The story of Persephone and the reason for the seasons is told through a series of cause and effect statements tied together with cause and effect signal words and phrases. Each statement connects into the complete story so students can easily see the importance of sequence of events. Students are encouraged to focus on sequence and the relatedness of one event to the other. This can be used with a fun writing activity included with the related lesson plan. Although designed specifically for third grade, I have used it as a quick refresher for cause and effect signal/key words and phrases for both fourth and fifth grades. It can even be used in 6th grades to integrate with the study of Ancient Greece.