Free Cause & Effect Activities for First and Second Grade
January 14, 2019
Cause & Effect!
Students have been unknowingly learning about causes and effects their entire lives. “Eat your veggies and you will get dessert.” “Put those toys back and you can play with something else.” They learn that their actions have effects.
When put into a story context, we are teaching students to focus on two important parts of comprehension: what happens and why it is happening. Students begin to clearly see how the characters actions and reactions can effect what else happens in the story. It can be fun to brainstorm what could’ve happened if the character had done something differently.
The following games are what I like to use when introducing cause and effect to students. Instead of identifying the cause and effect in a story, they are looking at isolated incidents to really grasp the idea first.
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When teaching students to identify causes and effects, I like to have them create their own causes/effects that would make sense in different situations. I find this helps them really understand the concept.
In this partner activity, students will simply roll the die and choose one of the causes/effects to complete. They will continue until the chart is finished. I like to then compare our causes and effects with the class. This helps students see that there can be many different causes which make the same effect and vice versa.
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This is my objective for the next few days so perfect timing!
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I am working on cause and effect right now and can’t wait to try.
Thank you for the cause and effect activity. I plan on using it this week in my lesson.
This looks like fun
Looks great! Thanks!
Working on cause and effect
I am so glad that I came across the resources that you have created. Thank You!
I am looking forward to trying these awesome activities with my Special Ed classes. Thank You!
So excited to try!!
Sounds like a fun way to think and learn.
Your cause amd effect dice game looks perfect for my sped summer school kiddos!
The cause and effect sheets look great. I look forward to getting them.
Can’t wait to use
Looking for cause and effect game for second graders
Thank you for the cause/effect dice game freebie
Hoping to use this with my small groups!
I will try with my tier 3 reading class right after break!
This looks like a great activity to help my students grasp the concept of cause and effect! Thank you!
Love your stuff!
Looks fun, thanks
Always looking for new ideas.
An interesting and effective way to learn cause and effect especially for my reading resource group.
A helpful and interesting activity as my students prepare for testing.
A helpful and interesting resource!
We are currently working on cause and effect. This would be great for my class.
These look like great activities.
Interested in using g cause and effect for distance learning.
Can’t wait to use these learning tools!
I really like the cause/effect game and would like a copy.
Looking forward to trying the cause and effect dice game. Thanks.
Love when we can share resources.
Great dice game idea
THANK YOU FOR PROVIDING SOME RESOURCES FOR US TO LEARN.
Would love to try this with my EL students.
I am starting a unit next week.
Teaching Cause and Effect soon and looking for an activity that’s hands on.