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Cause and Effect. Cause and effect statements or sentences are declarative sentences that express a relationship. They show that something is caused or is a result of something else. Cause and Effect Statements. The child has a fever because she has the flu.

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cause and effect
Cause and Effect

Cause and effect statements or sentences are declarative sentences that express a relationship. They show that something is caused or is a result of something else.

cause and effect statements
Cause and Effect Statements

The child has a fever because she has the flu.

  • What part of this sentence tells us what happened?

The child has a fever

  • What part of the sentence tells us why it happened?

because she had the flu

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Cause and Effect Statements
  • The part of the sentence that tells “WHY” in a story is the cause. It is what makes something happen.
  • The part of the sentence that tells “WHAT” happened is the effect. It is the result or happening.

Let’s remember this when we look at the following examples:

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Cause and Effect Statements
  • Because her shoes were too tight, her feet hurt.
  • What is the cause and what is the effect?
  • Cause: Because her shoes were too tight
  • Effect: her feet hurt
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Cause and Effect Statements

What are the cause and effect in the following example sentences:

  • The lava oozed down the sides of the volcano after the eruption.
  • It was hot outside, so Joe wore shorts.
  • Since Sarah has a computer at home, we worked at her house.
  • Josh didn’t have a pencil, therefore I loaned him one.
  • We lit the candles because the electricity went out.
  • If we shoot a fat rubber band and a skinny rubber band, then the fat rubber band would go further.
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Cause and Effect Statements

Cause in pink and effect in blue:

  • The lava oozed down the sides of the volcano after the eruption.
  • It was hot outside, so Joe wore shorts.
  • Since Sarah has a computer at home, we worked at her house.
  • Josh didn’t have a pencil, therefore I loaned him one.
  • We lit the candles because the electricity went out.
  • If we shoot a fat rubber band and a skinny rubber band, then the fat rubber band would go further.
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Cause and Effect Statements
  • Have you noticed there are certain words that are used to give us clues about the cause?

Because

Since

If

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Cause and Effect Statements
  • Have you noticed there are certain words that are used to give us clues about the effect?

So

Therefore

Then

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Cause and Effect Statements

What are the cause and effect in the following example sentences:

  • If you continue to add heat to a solid, then it will turn into a liquid.
  • If you continue to add heat to a solid, then it will melt.
  • Freezing will occur if you take heat away from a liquid.
  • Freezing will occur if the particle motion decreases in a liquid.
  • Freezing will occur if heat energy is removed from a liquid.
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Cause and Effect Statements

Cause in pink and effect in blue:

  • If you continue to add heat to a solid, then it will turn into a liquid.
  • If you continue to add heat to a solid, then it will melt.
  • Freezing will occur if you take heat away from a liquid.
  • Freezing will occur if the particle motion decreases in a liquid.
  • Freezing will occur if heat energy is removed from a liquid.
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Cause and Effect Statements

Now create new a cause effect statement from what you observed happening to the ice (water) in class today.

Raise your hand when you have one!!

Make sure to make it a complete sentence with cause and effect!

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