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Cause Effect Game
Note: This lesson is adapted from a lesson on www.lessonplanet.com by Janice Jowers, Okaloosa County Schools. The handout is from Beacon Learning Center. It should be legal to post under "fair use," but if anyone would like it taken down, let me know at the email address posted on the front page of the site.
The students develop relationships among ideas by recognizing cause and effect in sentences. They complete a whole-group activity then play a station activity game where they determine if part of a sentence is the cause or effect.
-Copies of the Cause or Effect Game Board (These can be laminated or stapled inside file folders)
-Game cards, copied with questions and answers front and back so that they match up
-Small manipulatives for the students to use as playing pieces (I use colorful paperclips)
-one penny per game of two students, for the students to flip to determine whether they move ahead one space or two when they give a correct answer. They LOVE flipping coins.
1. Review cause and effect. (Optional) Use attached Teacher Introduction Lesson.
2. Explain to the students that they are going to play a game called Cause or Effect in which they will determine if the underlined part of the sentence is the cause or effect of the sentence.
3. There should be two to four students per game. (In my small resource class I split them into pairs based on ability level and do a class-wide tournament for a prize.)
4. The students play the Cause or Effect game. Students travel along the game board as they read sentences and determine if the underlined part is the cause or effect. The player draws a card and reads the sentence. The student then rereads the underlined part of the sentence and says whether the underlined part is the cause or effect of the sentence. The players then check the answer for correctness using the answer key, or if you have put the correct answers on the back of each sentence, the players turns the sentence card over to check for correctness. (If you copy the pages front and back, answers should line up with questions and students can flip cards over to see if their answer is correct.) If the player answers correctly he/she flips the penny and moves along the board, one space if the penny lands on heads, and two spaces if it lands on tails. If he/she answers incorrectly, they do not advance and it is the other player's turn.
5. These game boards and game procedures can be reused to teach almost any objective, as long as you create more game cards. You can even have your students create game cards, then play with another team’s cards. I have used this game to teach parts of speech, subject and predicate, author’s purpose, fact and opinion, etc.
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