Two Sets of Task Cards for Cause and Effect for 3rd - 5th Grade

Grade Levels
3rd, 4th, 5th
Resource Types
Common Core Standards
Product Rating
File Type
PDF (Acrobat) Document File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
2.54 MB   |   22 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Cause and Effect can sometimes be a tricky reading concept to master but these 2 sets of Common Core Task Cards (64 task cards total) can help! Both sets of task cards will give your students lot of practice with this important reading skill.

One of the task cards sets has cute animals as well as a short description of a cause and effect situation. Kids are asked to determine each of the causes and effects based on the short piece of text. These cards are colorful and really fun!

The second set of task cards has lots of cause and effect situations in picture form. Your students will see flat tires, melted ice cream, muddy kids, or burnt cookies and will have to identify both the cause and the effect. Each card is an interesting picture and my bet is that they'll enjoy this activity so much, that they won't even realize all of the learning that is taking place!

I really love task cards and think they are such a versatile tool for the classroom. You can use them in a literacy center, in small groups, or even individually. They're great for early finishers or you could even use them for assessment. Another option is to use one card at a time with the whole class. I like to keep a stack of cards on my desk that go with whatever concept we're working on and pull a couple of them out to do together whenever we have a few extra minutes.

My favorite way to use task cards though, is to use them as a rotational activity. Simply print out the record sheet for each child and station the cards at different places around the room. You can call "Scoot" after a few minutes and kids rotate to the next station. Or depending upon the class, you can let the kids rotate to any card that's open. I love to send them on this "scavenger hunt" in buddies because I like to hear the kids collaborating on their answers. Kids love the movement too and it's always neat to see them really enjoying an activity and learning at the same time.

These cards can be printed in color or grayscale and can be laminated and used again and again. Baggies are great to store them in or you could hole punch each card's corner and put them all on a ring. A plastic shoe box with dividers works really well to keep them organized.

***Please note: Both of these task card sets are also included in my Cause and Effect Using Informational Text Units.
Cause and Effect from Informational Text: 3rd Grade Common Core

Cause and Effect from Informational Text: 4th and 5th Grade Common Core

Looking for more task cards for Common Core?

Task Cards for Characters: Common Core 3rd – 5th Grades

Task Cards for Inferences Using Informational Text: Common Core 3rd - 5th Grades

Task Cards for Inferences Using Literature: Common Core 3rd - 5th Grades

Task Cards for Main Idea Using Informational Text: Common Core 3rd - 5th Grades

Task Cards for Text Evidence Using Informational Text: Common Core

Task Cards for Themes in Literature: Common Core

Finally, if you like my work, I would love for you to follow me by clicking on the green star at the top of the page.

Thanks so much!
Jenn
The Teacher Next Door
Total Pages
22
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A

Average Ratings

3.9
Overall Quality:
3.9
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
3.9
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
4.0
Total:
69 ratings
COMMENTS AND RATINGS:
Please log in to post a question.
PRODUCT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
$4.00
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
User Rating: 4.0/4.0
 (9,917 Followers)
$4.00
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
Two Sets of Task Cards for Cause and Effect for 3rd - 5th Grade
Two Sets of Task Cards for Cause and Effect for 3rd - 5th Grade
Two Sets of Task Cards for Cause and Effect for 3rd - 5th Grade
Two Sets of Task Cards for Cause and Effect for 3rd - 5th Grade