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Cause and
Effect
Comprehension Skill
Fourth Grade Unit 3 Week 1
Created by Kristi Waltke
Cause and Effect
Why does the
ball move?

Hitting the ball
with the club
causes the ball
to move.

Causes and effects are ...
Cause and Effect
• Clue words such as because, so, and
cause sometimes signal a cause-effect
relationship.
• Sometimes you...
Good readers ask themselves why things
happen in a story. Asking why will
help you figure out cause and effect!
When you s...
Think about the story.

Why is the stranger lying
in the road?
Cause

Effect

Mr. Bailey hit
the stranger
with his truck

so the
stranger is
lying in the
road.
Think about the story.

Why did the stranger try
to run away when he
opened his eyes?
Cause
The author
said the
stranger
looked up
with terror.
He must have
been afraid

Effect

so he tried
to run away.
Think about the story.

What effect does the
stranger have on the
thermometer?
Cause

Effect

The doctor
uses the
thermometer
on the
stranger

so the
mercury
gets stuck
at the
bottom.
Think about the story.

What happens when the
stranger blows on the
soup?
Cause
The stranger
blows on the
soup

Effects
then a
draft is
created
and Mrs.
Bailey
says brr.
Think about the story.

What are some details that
cause the reader to notice
that the stranger is special?
Causes
Rabbits allow
the stranger
close.
The stranger
doesn’t sweat or
get tired with
hard work.
The stranger blows
with a...
Think about the story.
Since the stranger’s visit, the
trees around the Bailey’s farm
stay green for a week longer than
th...
Cause

Effect

The stranger
uses his
special cold
weather
power

so the trees
around the
Bailey farm
turn
differently.
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  1. 1. Cause and Effect Comprehension Skill Fourth Grade Unit 3 Week 1 Created by Kristi Waltke
  2. 2. Cause and Effect Why does the ball move? Hitting the ball with the club causes the ball to move. Causes and effects are related. An effect is what happens. A cause is why it happens.
  3. 3. Cause and Effect • Clue words such as because, so, and cause sometimes signal a cause-effect relationship. • Sometimes you must figure out for yourself that one thing causes another. • Sometimes a cause has more than one effect.
  4. 4. Good readers ask themselves why things happen in a story. Asking why will help you figure out cause and effect! When you see the hippo in the pond, you can ask yourself why he got in there. He is probably in the water to cool off. This is cause and effect. Cause The hippo was hot. Effect He got in the water.
  5. 5. Think about the story. Why is the stranger lying in the road?
  6. 6. Cause Effect Mr. Bailey hit the stranger with his truck so the stranger is lying in the road.
  7. 7. Think about the story. Why did the stranger try to run away when he opened his eyes?
  8. 8. Cause The author said the stranger looked up with terror. He must have been afraid Effect so he tried to run away.
  9. 9. Think about the story. What effect does the stranger have on the thermometer?
  10. 10. Cause Effect The doctor uses the thermometer on the stranger so the mercury gets stuck at the bottom.
  11. 11. Think about the story. What happens when the stranger blows on the soup?
  12. 12. Cause The stranger blows on the soup Effects then a draft is created and Mrs. Bailey says brr.
  13. 13. Think about the story. What are some details that cause the reader to notice that the stranger is special?
  14. 14. Causes Rabbits allow the stranger close. The stranger doesn’t sweat or get tired with hard work. The stranger blows with all his might on a green leaf and we see an orange leaf in the picture. Effect So we know that the stranger is special
  15. 15. Think about the story. Since the stranger’s visit, the trees around the Bailey’s farm stay green for a week longer than the other trees. Then, they change color in one night. Why?
  16. 16. Cause Effect The stranger uses his special cold weather power so the trees around the Bailey farm turn differently.
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