Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cause and Effect

My second graders are learning about cause and effect this week so I thought I would share what we did today. I read the story If you Give A Moose A Muffin by Laura Numeroff, and we talked about how all the events in the story are cause and effect. After I read the story to them, we looked at each page and identified the cause and the effect. Then, we played a game I created. On one index card I wrote down a cause, and on the other index card I wrote down the effect. I passed out the index cards to the students and had them find their match without talking. The students enjoyed getting out of their seat and I thought it was a good lesson on teamwork as well. After the students found their partner and identified who had the cause card and who had the effect card, they placed them under the right label. Once everyone was finished, we shared our cause and effect cards with the class. Tomorrow I am going to have them make up their own cause and effect cards.


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