Lesson Plan - Get It!
Do you ever wonder why certain things happen? Can you sometimes predict what is going to happen? For example, you see a full glass of milk on a table and a cat jumps onto the table. What is going to happen?
Take a closer look at cause and effect.
What do you think it means?
Look at a few examples to see if you can define it on your own:
- I was riding my bike really fast, and I crashed.
- I didn't listen to my parents, so I was punished.
- It was raining when I left for church, and I forgot my umbrella. I am soaking wet!
See if your definition matches this explanation of cause and effect:
- Cause = I was riding my bike too fast.
Effect = I crashed.
- Effect = I was punished.
Cause = I disobeyed my parents.
- Cause = I forgot my umbrella.
Effect = I got wet!
Hint: Many times, there are keywords that tell us that it might be a cause and effect sentence. These words are: because, if, then, so, and since.
- Since I had a lot of homework, I started right away.
- My friends started laughing at me, so I went home.
- If you don't do your homework, then you won't get to watch the baseball game.
- I couldn't get a book at the library because I forgot my library card.
Because you learned some new concepts, you are going to continue on to the Got It? section to practice!