Cause and Effect Resources

Resources to help students develop a better understanding of cause and effect. The activities get progressively more difficult. Differentiate as needed.

Cause and Effect Anchor Chart
A cause and effect anchor chart for students to use as a reference.

Cause and Effect Cut and Paste #1
Students match up causes and effects. Cut and paste activity.

Cause and Effect Cut and Paste #2
Students match up causes and effects. Cut and paste activity.

Cause and Effect Cut and Paste #3
Students match up causes and effects. Cut and paste activity.

Label Cause and Effect Cut and Paste #4
Students read statements with both causes and effects. They have to identify the cause and effect for each statement.

Sequencing Cause and Effect Cut and Paste #5
Students have to sequence causes and effects in a way that makes sense.

List Possible Causes
Students are given effects and have to list 3 possible causes for each effect.

List Possible Effects
Students are given causes and have to list 3 possible effects for each cause.

Identify the Cause and Effect #1
Students read short paragraphs and have to identify the cause and effect in the paragraph.

Identify the Cause and Effect #2
Students read short paragraphs and have to identify the cause and effect in the paragraph.

Cause and Effect Matching Game
Students match up causes and effects using the rules for the “matching game.” 2 players.

Cause and Effect Correct the Mistake
Students read a sentence with a cause and effect relationship that doesn’t make sense. They correct the mistake.

Cause and Effect Task Cards
Students read short paragraphs and determine either the cause and effect of an event in the paragraph.

Write the Effect #1
Students read the beginning of the story. They have to write the end of the story, including a logical effect based on what happened at the beginning.

Write the Effect #2
Students read the beginning of the story. They have to write the end of the story, including a logical effect based on what happened at the beginning.