Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)
Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins
Topic: Cause and Effect
Grade Level: 5
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: Students will create a comic to demonstrate their understanding of cause and effect from informational text.
Know Before You Start:
Students will need some background knowledge of cause/effect.
At least two informational texts about a topic will be needed for students to read and analyze.
Read and discuss the sample Cause/Effect comic. How did the oil spill cause the effect?
Share an informational text passage with students and model examples of cause/effect within the passage.
Provide students with the second informational text and ask them to read with a partner.
Students will find examples of cause/effect within the text.
Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a two-panel comic demonstrating their understanding of a cause/effect event from the text.
Closure: Meet with students and confer with them about their cause/effect examples.
Provide a list of common cause/effect signal words.
Allow students to use speech-to-text feature as needed.