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Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. Cause and Effect. Information Page. Content Area: Language Arts Grade level: 3 rd grade Curriculum Objective: Read for specific purposes (cause and effect)

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Information page
Information Page

  • Content Area: Language Arts

  • Grade level: 3rd grade

  • Curriculum Objective: Read for specific purposes (cause and effect)

  • Read the story Alexander & The Horrible, Terrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst before doing this activity.

  • Have your Reading Response Journal Ready

  • Get ready for writing on your Writer’s Notebook after you finish.


Cause
Cause:

What happened first?

A cause is what makes something happen-

It happens first.

Example: It rained a lot this spring.


Effect
Effect

What happened as a result of the rain?

Flowers will grow.

The cause (rain), made

the flowers grow (effect).


More examples of cause and effect
More Examples of Cause and Effect

  • The girl studied hard for her spelling test as a consequence, she earned an A+ on her test!

    The causeis the girl studied for the spelling test. (The cause happens first.)

    The effectfrom the cause is the girl earned an A+ on her test. (The effect happens second as a result of the cause.)


After reading “Alexander and the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” write the answers to the following questions in complete sentences. Use details from the story.


-He went to bed with gum in his hair.-Dropped his sweater in the sink while water was running.-His mother forgot his dessert.

These are some of the causes that made Alexander have a bad day.


Effect

His hair wouldn’t be sticky.

He would get a toy like his brothers.

He would enjoy dessert like the other kids.

Let’s see how would Alexander’s day have been different if these things didn’t happen to him?Name some cause and effects.

Cause

  • He woke up without gum

    in his hair.

  • His cereal would have a

    a toy in it.

  • His mother packed a dessert in his lunch.

Name some other cause and effects.


Answer the following questions on your reading response journal
Answer the following questions on your Reading Response Journal.

1.What, in your opinion, was the worst thing that happened to Alexander at school? Why do you think that?

2.What are some of the feelings Alexander felt this day? Did he do things to cause these feeling?


Predict and write a story how alexander s day will be tomorrow
Predict and write a story how Alexander’s day will be tomorrow?

Choose a story starter below and complete the story on your Writer’s Notebook

1- Alexander woke up to find himself in the wrong house.

2- Alexander realized he had been dreaming about all the bad things that had happened. What will his day be like now?


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