The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe: Chapters 9-11

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 11727

IF you read this lesson, THEN you will get smarter! SINCE you will get smarter, you can better appreciate the story! Learn about cause and effect and character motivation as you follow the adventure!


Literary Studies

learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
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Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!


What is meant by the idea that two sons of Adam and two daughters of Eve would end the witch's reign?

"Two sons of Adam" refers to two human boys, and "two daughters of Eve" means two human girls.

Do you think that Peter, Susan, Lucy, and Edmund are the four children referred to in this statement? How can they end the reign of the White Witch?

At this point in the story, Peter, Susan, and Lucy know they are in great danger because their brother, Edmund, went to betray them to the White Witch. The three children set off to join Aslan.

As you read Chapters 9-11, you will identify at least two examples of cause and effect.

View this Cause and Effect video from KLM Videos for School to further understand cause and effect in literature (Note: There is no audio):


Remember as you read that cause is why something happens, and the effect is what happens. Tell your teacher or parent one example of cause and effect from the video.

Now, think about the chapters you have read in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Can you think of one example of cause and effect that you have read so far? Share your example with your parent or teacher.

Read Chapters 9-11 and take note of at least two instances of cause and effect. Cause and effect is the same as character motivation. When something happens, a character responds to the situation and why it is happening. The effect is what caused or motivated the character's actions. You can write the examples on one of the sheets of paper stapled to the back of your lapbook.

When you have finished, continue to the Got It? section.

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