Looking for more exciting ways to practice cause/effect that incorporate technology? I’m sharing a couple centers I’ve used recently during Daily 5 that my kiddos really enjoyed.
Kidspiration has two great cause/effect templates that students can choose from—several causes, one effect or one cause, several effects. I had my fourth graders complete these with their independent reading books during read to self.
They also made up their own mystery QR code cause/effect situations on their laptops. I put a PowerPoint template up on my classroom website so they could easily download it and type in either a cause or an effect. Then they typed the “mystery” cause or effect into the plain text box on this QR code generator website and dragged the QR code onto the missing side.
When they were finished, they got to trade with their shoulder partner and guess each other’s mystery cause or effect. We passed around the iPads so they could scan the QR codes on the laptops to check their answers. So much fun!:)
Here’s a little freebie cause/effect template I used in my guided reading groups while the kids read their Raz Kids leveled readers on the iPads.
And here’s an anchor chart I referenced while teaching about signal words.