4The setting of a story is where and when the story happens.
5Summarizing a story means telling the story in a short way making sure to tell the important parts.
6The main idea of a story is what the story is mostly about.
7A realistic story could happen. Realism and FantasyA realistic story could happen.A fantasy could not happen.
8Cause and EffectThe cause is the girl swings the club and hits the ball.The effect is the ball moves.A cause is something that makes something else happen.An effect is what happens.
9Good readers ask themselves why things happen in a story Good readers ask themselves why things happen in a story. Asking why will help you figure out cause and effect!When you see the hippo in the pond, you can ask yourself why he got in there. He is probably in the water to cool off.This is cause and effect.The hippo was hot.He got in the water.CauseEffect
10This is cause and effect. When you see the kids picking up the trash on the beach, you can ask yourself why. You know that some people must have been messy at the beach before the kids got there.This is cause and effect.People left trash on the beach.The kids cleaned up the beach.CauseEffect
11Think about the story. Pick out the correct effect. Sam ran away.The boy ran after him.The woman called the fire department.Cause
12Think about the story. Pick out the correct effect. Pig ate too much.Pig felt sick.Pig danced a jig.Cause
13Think about the story. Pick out the correct effect. Mom and Pop need to go to town.Mom drives the car.Ox helps.Cause
14Think about the story. Pick out the correct effect. It is not safe for the kit to play on the rocks.The kit’s Mom gets him.The kit’s Mom plays with him.Cause
15Think about the story. Pick out the correct effect. A big twig hit the nest.The egg rolled out of the nest.The big red bird is in its nest.Cause
16Thinking about cause and effect will help you become a super reader!