Teaching cause and effect can be trick, but can also be engaging and fun. There are many great cause and effect examples found in books. Here is a list of 5 books to help you teach cause and effect.
1. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Really you could use any of the If You Give a… books by. Laura Joeffe Numeroff. I even have an activity you can get for free on my blog for these books. Just click here!
2. A Bad Case of Stripes by. David Shannon. One of my all time favorites! This book is perfect for Cause and effect as things happen to Camilla as she continues to not be true to herself. I even have full on book study for this book.
3. The Rain Came Down by. David Shannon. This book is a Golden Kite Award Book. It goes through the cause and effect of a rainy day and how it effects people. It also shows the cause and effect of different people and their attitudes!
4. When Spring Comes by. Kevin Henkes. This is a newer book by Kevin Henkes and I am in love with it! It is actually not illustrated by him. It is great to use during cause and effect and also if you are teaching seasons! I also love it as the illustrations also portray cause and effect not just the writing. So students have to look at the images and see a cause and effect. I love it as you can use the book to answer questions like “What about spring cause plants to turn green?”.
5. Officer Buckle and Gloria by. Peggy Rathman. This book is so perfect to use when teaching not only Cause and Effect, but also why we should follow the rules at school! Students always love the dog Gloria and all her tricks. I also have a book study for this book. That has an adorable Cause and Effect Officer Buckle Craft!
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