Includes two activities and two sets of comprehension questions.
(1) Comprehension Questions --
Question Set A asks for causes and effects
Question Set B asks basic What, Where, When, Why, Who and How questions.
2) Cause/Effect Matching -- Students create a t-chart matching causes and effects.
Version 1: The original that I used is black and white. The "effects" are "grey".
Version 2: An updated version, in color and with the addition of "so," to identify the "effects".
(The "effects" are distinguishable from the "causes", since some events can be in both columns. The question did arise as the students were working -- "Mrs. Bishop, why are there two pieces that say 'Iguana put sticks in his ears'?")
(3) Causal Chain/Retelling Chain -- Students cut the chain links apart, put them in the proper sequence and then create a "chain". Students can then use their chain to retell the story. (They can also use it to "describe how a character's actions influence the sequence of events.")
Version 1: The original I used in class is the "paper-saver" version (each student would need 1 copy of page 1 and 1/2 of page 2)
Version 2: An updated version, less paper-saving but with student directions.
(After reading the book on Day 1, we used the comprehension questions. Then on Day 2, we focused on simple cause and effect. On Day 3 we focused on the overall structure and "how a character's actions influence the sequence (i.e. chain!) of events.")
An answer key is provided in the PDF, but is not shown in the preview.
Also, there are two blank pages in the PDF -- Nothing is missing, but I am still working on removing them :)
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