Thinking Maps: Multi-flow Map for Cause and Effect supports the analysis of multiple causes and effects related to a specific event. The red, white, and blue star theme is perfect for elections, American History, or just adding some sparkle to your lesson.
I use this template as a pre-writing activity. Students use this thinking map as a guide when writing claim, evidence, reasoning paragraphs. Their evidence comes from the causes and effects they have established on this sheet. Perfect for both working alone or in a group. Combine multiple sheets for a variety of points of view about a specific event.
Argument and Reasoning:
• Delineate the argument and specific claims in a grade-appropriate text (RI.9–10.8)