Cause and effect

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  • 1. Cause and Effect
  • 2. Cause and Effect  Everything that we do (effect) has been the result a certain action (cause)  Authors will use cause and effect in their writing to challenge the reader to think about their characters carefully. Without cause and effect, stories would be boring and no one would read them. Some are simple to notice, while others are not.  In comparison, we, as authors need to include cause and effect in our writing to engage our readers. They demand it!
  • 3. Let’s have a look at some major movies… Can you identify a cause of these effects…?
  • 4. And what about the effect that happens in this scene? Do you know the cause?
  • 5. Now for stories and literature… Can you identify some cause and effect examples from the following stories… Cause Effect
  • 6. Now for stories and literature… Can you identify some cause and effect examples from the following stories… Cause Effect
  • 7. Now for stories and literature… Can you identify some cause and effect examples from the following stories… Cause Effect
  • 8. Diagrams to show causes… Sometimes in stories there are numerous causes for an effect. We can use graphic organisers to understand their lead up to the final effect/result. Brian’s parents are getting a divorce. Brian is on a plane traveling to Canada. Pilot has a heart attack.
  • 9. • Mosquitos swarm Brian.
  • 10. • Brian gets thirsty.
  • 11. • Brian eats berries.
  • 12. •Brian creates fire.
  • 13. • Brian notices the fish in the lake.
  • 14. • Brian realizes he is making too many mistakes.