We recently discussed the difference between affect and effect, which puts us in the perfect position to really put that new-found knowledge into practice. Today, students will be writing their own cause-effect essays. This information writing experience will help refresh them of the skills essential to performing their best on the statewide assessment in October. Additionally, students typically engage in narrative writing which means an opportunity to practice expository writing for an authentic purpose is a great opportunity!
Below are copies of the some of the resources students used today in class:
Because As a result
The reason for Outcome
On account of Finally
Bring about Consequently
Give rise to Therefore
Created by For this reason
Contributed by Hence
Led to Effect
Due to Then
____ Do I include an introduction that clearly states the cause and effect relationships?
____ Do I use important details and examples to explain at least one effect?
____ Do I use language effectively to help the reader understand the cause and effect relationships?
____ Do I use a logical order to move from one idea to the next?
____ Do I include a conclusion that helps the reader understand the cause and effect relationships?
____ Do I spell, punctuate, and capitalize my writing to help readers understand?
• Content and Ideas
Sample Cause and Effect Essays
Writing Invitations (Prompts)
• What are the effects of television on study habits?
• What are the physical effects of anger?
• What are the typical causes of poor behavior in the classroom?
• What are the possible causes for a student being featured in a local newspaper?