Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Cause and Effect: Characters and Events Interact - Section 4: Collaborative Activity


This is the first time I used the sentence matching activity to teach this type of lesson.  It was my intent that by using this activity students would see the cause and effect relationship and that a character is involved with the actions.  What I observed: my more independent readers were able to share the sentence strips and work together to match them; whereas my less independent readers had difficulty sharing and working together.

These students wanted their own set; however, they still were unable to match the sentences so that they made sense.  I have noted in my personal lesson reflections the next time I use this activity to either pair my students by independent reader to dependent reader, instead of table partners, or pull dependent readers to work with me.

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Cause and Effect: Characters and Events Interact

Unit 6: Cause and Effect
Lesson 2 of 5

Objective: SWBAT identify how characters and events interact in a read aloud by matching the cause and effect sentence parts; and identify the noun/character of each sentence.

Big Idea: This lesson will introduce your students to the basic relationship between cause and effect, and how characters and events in a story interact.

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English / Language Arts, story elements
  60 minutes
real cause and effect being impacted by the
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