If you are looking to add some high interest activities to your lessons, try using animated shorts to teach the reading skill cause and effect.
This post contains the animated short film “Feast” found on Vimeo and inserted in this post. Download the handout, leveled for upper elementary students. Students create a cause and effect chain to summarize the film.Continue Reading
Teaching cause and effect can be both fun and a little challenging. Students catch on pretty quickly when I tell them the effect is what happened and the cause is why it happened. [After a few times of repeating this, I shorten the statement to “what and why.”] I follow this with several everyday examples:Continue Reading