You can use this one-page as a way to introduce your students to the idea of cause and effect. This is a very important reading comprehension strategy for students to master based on the level of significance that it occupies, especially when it comes to informational texts.
ELACC3W1c: Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
ELACC3RI8: Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
ELACC3RI3: Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
ELACC4RI5: 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.
ELACC5RI5: Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
ELACC5L4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
ELACC5L4a: Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.