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Engaging With Cause-and-Effect Relationships Through Creating Comic Strips

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Engaging With Cause-and-Effect Relationships Through Creating Comic Strips

Grades 2 – 4
Estimated Time Four 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Deb Hamilton

Monett, Missouri

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

Student Interactives

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Professional Library

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring Cause and Effect Using Expository Texts About Natural Disasters

Students explore the nature and structure of expository texts that focus on cause and effect and apply what they learned using graphic organizers and writing paragraphs to outline cause-and-effect relationships.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

The Day Jimmy’s Boa Taught Cause and Effect

This lesson introduces the concept of cause and effect with Trinka Hakes Noble’s books about Jimmy and his boa constrictor.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Reading and Writing About Pollution to Understand Cause and Effect

Students get to write a whale of a tale when they complete a graphic organizer sequencing the journey of a mountain fish to a polluted waterway.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Comic Creator

The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on).

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   K – 5  |  Calendar Activity  |  July 14

Author Laura Joffe Numeroff was born in 1953.

Using one of Numeroff's books as a model, students use the circle plot structure as a culminating project for a unit of study completed in the classroom.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   3 – 12  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

Sequence of Events Chart

This graphic organizer helps students see the sequential or cause-effect relationships between multiple events in a text.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Trading Cards to Comic Strips: Popular Culture Texts and Literacy Learning in Grades K-8

This resource shows how to use television, movies, video games, music, magazines, and other media to motivate students and enhance literacy learning.

 

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GAMES & TOOLS

Grades   K – 12  |  Game & Tool

Comic Creator

The Comic Creator invites children and teens to design their own comic strips.

 

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