Hi teacher friends, Linda here from Around the Kampfire!
I'm headed into week 7 (almost to the end of the first quarter!)
and I promised myself I would stay ahead of the game this year
(even if it's only by the skin of my teeth!). I've been planning
and pulling read alouds and thought I'd share a little
cause and effect activity I'll be using soon with Alexander and
the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Last year while teaching my kiddos about cause & effect we read
all about poor Alexander's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day!
I made a variation of a multi-flow map to show the cause and effect
relationships in the story. I have several copies of the book so I
modeled some first then had groups of three locate and write causes and
effects on sticky notes to add to our chart.
Students then wrote in more detail and illustrated them on this little
freebie I used from my friend Courtney at Swimming Into Second.
This year, I'm thinking I'll teach this during my small groups and have
my kiddos use this student version. If you'd like to use it too you can!
If you follow me at Around the Kampfire you know how much I love
Tomie dePaola books! So many of his Strega Nona books are
perfect for teaching about cause and effect!
Every year we do a Tomie dePaola author study and I like to use
Big Anthony: His Story to focus on this because Big Anthony is,
simply put, a walking disaster of cause and effect!
These are Big Anthony brochures we made during last year's study.
You can see more of how we worked with characters, story structure,
and lots of comprehension and writing activities
in my 4-part series Teaching With Tomie dePaola Books.
You might also enjoy my Tomie dePaola board on Pinterest!