The cause and effect essay lesson includes a basic facilitator's script with elements and rationale behind cause and effect, including the role played by a major logical fallacy, false cause or post hoc ergo propter hoc. There is also an advanced facilitator's script showing the causes and effects of shots and angles on the audiences perception of the dynamic plot in the film Escape from Sobibor.
One student model essay on the effect of logical fallacies in the film Amistad model the form, but also bring to light the significant role cause and effect plays in both everyday life and history.
Several cause and effect models with comprehension questions and other exercises and assignments help students to understand and write about cause and effect. A cause and effect essay rubric guides students' writing and provides a standard for self assessment.