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)
Cause and Effect
What happened first?
A cause is what makes something happen-
It happens first.
Example: It rained a lot this spring.
What happened as a result of the rain?
Flowers will grow.
The cause (rain), made
the flowers grow (effect).
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.
These are some of the causes that made Alexander have a bad day.
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.
in his hair.
a toy in it.
Name some other cause and effects.
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?
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?