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Activity Overview


For this volcano activity, students will identify cause and effect relationships. Many events unfold or problems occur because of previous events and situations. Identifying cause and effect relationships in informational texts can help students better understand natural processes, historical events, social changes and trends, and more. The example below pulls out three examples from the text, Volcanoes, showing various patterns of volcanic activity.


CAUSE EFFECT

Example 1

In 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted with incredible force. Many houses and roads were destroyed, and 57 people lost their lives.

Example 2

In 1963, an undersea volcano in Iceland began to boil and churn. A new island, Surtsey, was formed.

Example 3

Volcanoes erupted repeatedly over several million years. Mountains that were high enough to reach from the deep sea bottom appeared as the Hawaiian Islands.
Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Type of Activity: Cause and Effect within Plot

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RI/4/5] Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.


Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that shows cause and effect relationships in Volcanoes. Each cause and effect pair will be shown in the same row.


  1. On the left side of the T-Chart, illustrate events that show cause (why).
  2. On the right side of the T-Chart, illustrate events that are the direct effect of that cause.
  3. Write a description below each cause.
  4. In the description under each effect, show how the cause and effect are related.



Rubric

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Cause and Effect T-Chart
Create a T-Chart storyboard that shows cause and effect relationships in the story. Each cause and effect pair will be shown in the same row.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Cause
All events on the left side of the T-Chart are correctly identified as causes. These events are why something else happened.
Most events on the left side of the T-Chart are correctly identified as causes or why something else happened.
Few or no events on the left side of the T-Chart are correctly identified as causes or why something else happened.
Effect
All events on the right side of the T-Chart are correctly identified as effects. These events are direct results of something else.
Most events on the right side of the T-Chart are correctly identified as effects or direct results of something else.
Few or no events on the right side of the T-Chart are correctly identified as effects or direct results of something else.
Images
Images clearly show the events in the story that have been identified as causes and effects.
Images show events from the story, but not all images match the cause and effect events.
Images do not represent the story or are missing.
Cause and Effect Relationship
All rows correctly show cause events in the story having a direct effect on the effect events.
Most rows correctly show cause events in the story having a direct effect on the effect events.
Few or no rows correctly show cause events in the story having a direct effect on the effect events.




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