Cause and Effect Matrix

Study cause and effect in both literature and informational text with a lesson designed for several different reading levels. After kids review the concept of cause and effect, they read an article or story and note the causes and effects that they find during the reading.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use with any story or book you are reading in class
  • Have kids keep track of the causes and effects in their independent reading logs
Classroom Considerations

  • Does not include a chart for kids to use; you will need to design a graphic organizer or have kids copy down a format into their journals
Pros

  • Provides differentiated instruction for multiple levels of readers
Cons

  • None