Language Arts: A Multimedia Mini Lesson for Identifying Cause and Effect



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Overview

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Identifying Cause and Effect is one of the 30 MicroLessons (mini lessons) available in the series, Language Arts Presenter.

Just connect your computer to a digital projector or SMART Board, select a student to operate the mouse and let Al, the avatar, teach your kids a lesson on Identifying Cause and Effect.

This MicroLesson (like all of the others in the series) comes with a word search activity and a crossword puzzle based entirely on the presentation--the words found in the word search provide the word bank for the crossword puzzle.

Therefore, this presentation along with the time required to complete both puzzles will require 50-60 classroom minutes.

MicroLesson 9 Details

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MicroLesson 9
Identifying Cause and Effect
Presentation Time: 20-25 minutes
By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • define the terms cause and effect.
  • recognize that signal words and phrases indicate cause and effect relationships.
  • recall at least four signal words and phrases that indicate cause and effect relationships.
  • identify cause and effect relationships based on 5 sample passages.

Identifying Cause and Effect, Full Version comes with a word search, and a crossword puzzle.

I have thoroughly tested this MicroLesson with actual students in real-life, public, middle school classrooms--the vast majority of students became engaged, responsive, and productive (even the class clowns).

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Both of the screenshots below are samples from the instruction portion of Identifying Cause and Effect.





These screenshots show how one of the questions and its associated answer appear in Identifying Cause and Effect:




PDF Puzzles


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Here is the word search activity for Identifying Cause and Effect.

The words found in the activity above become the word bank for this crossword puzzle:

Noteworthy Notes

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Like all of the MicroLessons in the Language Arts Presenter series, Identifying Cause and Effect includes...

  • definitions and examples.
  • direct instruction.
  • a summary of the instruction.
  • practice quizzes ranging from 5 to 15 questions.
  • an on-screen answer key.
  • a word search and crossword puzzle to extend the mini lesson.

Teachers report that during MicroLessons, they...

  • appoint students to be mouse operators while they roam the classroom, keeping a wary eye on the knuckleheads.
  • become dynamic partners with the avatars, giving additional examples of concepts, checking for comprehension, and reading questions and answer choices orally to the class.
  • record scores, grade papers, or even work on lesson plans.

All of the titles in the Language Arts Presenter series are accessible with any of the major web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari.  As a result, these apps are compatible with all versions of both Windows and Mac.

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Identifying Cause and Effect, Free Version is...

  • complete in every regard.
  • fully operational.
  • available for an unlimited time trial.

The "Free Trial Version" stamps are a necessary annoyance.

When you consider the fact that I spent two and a half years of my life developing these MicroLessons, I would sincerely hope that you would agree that giving them away completely free of charge is not a plausible option.

Full Download Details and Link

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Identifying Cause and Effect, Full Version...

  • is exactly the same as the free version.
  • is completely devoid of all "Free Trial Version" stamps.
  • comes with a word search and a crossword puzzle.

Both versions of Identifying Cause and Effect are accessible with any of the major web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari.  As a result, these apps are compatible with all versions of both Windows and Mac.

NOW ON SALE: 50% OFF!

The Comprehension Bundle contains all seven Comprehension MicroLessons from the Language Arts Presenter series.

If purchased individually, the total cost for Identifying Cause and Effect along with its 6 companions would be $34.65. The bundle is now available for the much lower cost of $16.95--a savings of over 50%!

The titles in The Comprehension Bundle are as follows:

  • Using Context Clues
  • Identifying Cause and Effect
  • Distinguishing Fact and Opinion
  • Comparison and Contrast
  • Recognizing Supporting Details
  • Identifying the Main Idea
  • Making Inferences

The Comprehension Bundle comes with a word search and a crossword puzzle for each MicroLesson.


MicroLesson 9: Identifying Cause and Effect, Full Version by Chad Manis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.



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