Reading Comprehension

Cause and Effect

Inference and analysis, Verbal reasoning, ELA K-2, ELA 1st Grade, Kindergarten


Reading Comprehension


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Cause and effect show how two events are related. The second event (effect) happens as a result of the first event (cause).

Download our Cause and effect activities below.

What happened first? What happened as a result? These activities introduce the concept of events having a cause and effect. Draw what you think will happen as a result of the first image. Write a sentence to show what happened under both images. 

Common Core Alignment:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.3 With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

Cause and Effect EXAMPLE

cold giraffe wearing a hat and scarf in the snow

Cause: It is snowing.

Effect: Shang High is cold.


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Read our report on the Science of Reading. Research-based reading instruction must incorporate the 5 pillars of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. 

This report provides an easy to understand overview of each of these pillars and explains the important connection between how the brain learns to read (the Neuroscience of Reading) and how we teach children to read (The Science of Reading Instruction). It also explains why helping children build connections between letters and sounds, through phonics and phonemic awareness, is so crucial for the developing reading mind. This report is perfect for sharing with colleagues, friends, and to Google Classroom!

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