Your students will have no idea they are achieving Common Core Standards while involved in this activity! Picture this: your classmate Sam has been turned into a snake for not doing his homework, and only you can help him! Students are able to vote on making choices about how to rescue their friend throughout the story. By comparing different choices and the effects they produce, students identify cause and effect relationships and tell how characters' choices affect outcomes in literature.
This bundle includes:
***A hilarious *animated* PowerPoint with 4 possible story endings and multiple opportunties for students to make decisions about what will happen next in thier own personal adventure--it can also be used as a center once you have used it once in class;***
*1 page that explains how to easily and quickly customize the lesson for your own students (YOU get to be the teacher who casts the magic spell, which both keeps their attention and keeps them wondering...)*
*3 pages of Common Core aligned lesson plans and ideas, including multiple readings of the text;*
*Graphic organizer in which the students can keep track of cause and effect choices during and/or after the activity;*
*Printable activity in which students use graphic organizer to write cause and effect statements about what happened in their story;*
*"Cause and Effect Chain of Events" printable in which students can demonstrate how one effect can turn into a cause and set of a sequence of events in motion (all possible outcomes are included for you).*
This is also available as a ActivInspire flipchart at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Homework-Curse-Cause-Effect-Activboard-Lesson-wPrintables-CC-Aligned-620955.
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