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Cause and Effect
Old 10-23-2005, 01:20 PM
 

I love using 'If You Give A Mouse A Cookie' by Laura Joffe Numeroff to teach cause and effect. The whole story is based on a series of causes and effects. Mandy Gregory's website has a great week-long lesson plan based off of this book. I think she teaches fourth grade as well.
In my fifth grade classroom, I use a Thinking Map to teach cause and effect. I have students brainstorm events that might happen on a school day, like dropping a tray in the cafeteria, getting a good grade on a test, being late for school, etc...Then on the left of the event, they list three things that might cause this event. For example, if the event was dropping their tray in the cafeteria, a cause might be that the floor was wet. Then on the right of the event, the students list three effects of the event. Again, for example, an effect of dropping their tray might be getting their pants dirty. We also do a lot of role play with cause and effect. Hope this gives you some ideas!
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