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Old 03-17-2007, 09:26 AM
 
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This month our first grade classes are working on the skill "cause and effect." In fourth grade I could list hundreds of ideas...but now that I'm in first grade I am stuck...
I am not looking for worksheets, more like ideas for centers, small group activities and more importantly a way to introduce C and E to the whole class. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! : )


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I always teach cause and effect when we read the Laura Neumeroff books - "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie", etc...

For a center, I listed all the things that happened in the story and they had to put them in order, having to think about what caused what effect.
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I like to use Curious George books for this concept.

George was curious about _____________.
This got George into trouble because ____________.
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I also like to incorporate cause and effect into an African folktale unit that I do. I use Anansi the Spider stories, a book called A Story, A Story, and Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters. At the end, we create a story circle and pass around a "talking stick". One student will give an event from one of the stories we read, and pass it to the next student who will say what happened as a result of that event.
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Another great book to introduce cause and effect is "The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash."

Also check out http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/stude...Activities.htm for some ready-made center and small group ideas. (The ones for 2-3 might also work for some of your students)


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How about you set up a station, where you have laminated and velcro-ed back pcture cards, and they have to put the cause first, then the "main idea" and lastly the effect. For example, a picture card of the sun, maybe a caption saying, hot summer day, and another picture of an ice cream cone, and then a picture of an empty cone, with drips of ice cream on it.
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