1. Spelling Spot
As a class, view the slideshow Pattern: a for /ar/, which asks students to practise the use of a for the sound /ar/.
2. Warm up
As a class, view the Warm Up slideshow, which asks students to identify the cause and effect words in six sentences.
3. Teach the concept
As a class, watch the video Cause and Effect Words, which explains how cause and effect words show the relationship between actions and consequences.
Next, view the slideshow Cause and Effect Words, which shows how cause and effect words connect actions with consequences in sentences. It includes two examples and a list of commonly used cause and effect words.
Note: Students can view or print the reference page Text Connectives, which includes commonly used sequence words, cause and effect words, and compare and contrast words.
4. Model the practice activity
Use the Practice activity to demonstrate how to select the correct cause and effect words to complete sentences.
5. Unlock the activities
Direct students to complete the activities. In Activities 1 and 2, students select cause and effect words to complete sentences. In Extension, students write a paragraph about a chosen topic using cause and effect words.