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Cause and Effect. 8/20/2014MAPTAP 20042 Writing About Cause and Effect What is a CAUSE? –It is what makes something happen (Example: The floor was wet...)

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1 Cause and Effect

2 8/20/2014MAPTAP Writing About Cause and Effect What is a CAUSE? –It is what makes something happen (Example: The floor was wet...) What is an EFFECT? –It is what happens (Example: so, I slipped and fell.)

3 8/20/2014MAPTAP Writing Tips Look for words such as… –Since –So –Because –Therefore –Due to the fact …to join cause and effect sentences. Use cause and effect in paragraphs to explain how things work OR how something happens.

4 8/20/2014MAPTAP Two things have to happen in a cause and effect sentence! A CAUSE is what makes something happen. An EFFECT is what happens as a result of the cause. Look at the pictures below. What is the cause?________________ What will be the effect?_______________ The needle The balloon will pop

5 8/20/2014MAPTAP Look at the pictures below. Match the CAUSE with the EFFECT CauseEffect GREAT JOB!!

6 8/20/2014MAPTAP Remember these tips… The CAUSE happens FIRST – Ask yourself, what had to happen first? The EFFECT happens SECOND –Ask yourself, what happened last? Also: C before E (In the alphabet) –Cause before Effect ! Look for clue words –Because, since, so, on account of, due to the fact

7 8/20/2014MAPTAP Certain words join cause and effect sentences. I bought Dan a present BECAUSE it was his birthday. -What is the cause? ________________ -What is the effect? ________________ -What is the word that join the cause and effect? _______ It was Dan’s birthday I bought him a present Because

8 8/20/2014MAPTAP What other words help to join cause and effect sentences? The ice cream was melting AS A RESULT OF the hot weather. –What is the cause?________________ –What is the effect?________________ –What is the joining clue word?___________ The hot weather The ice cream melted As a result of

9 8/20/2014MAPTAP Which words join the cause and effect parts of a sentence? I told Ellen to come home because it was time for dinner. _________ The school was closed yesterday on account of the snowy weather. ___________ Sara could not go to the party due to the fact that she was sick. ____________ I saved ten dollars as the result of putting one dollar in my bank every week.____________ because on account of due to the fact as the result of

10 8/20/2014MAPTAP On a piece of paper, Write a cause and effect ending for each sentence below. USE THE WORDS THAT JOIN THEM Because, since, on account of, due to the fact 1.I had to wear boots to school _________ ________________________________ 2.I like you _________________________ 3.Alan had to stay after school _________ ________________________________ 4.We are having a party_______________


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