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Grade 3 Cause and Effect CCSS: RL.3.1

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What happens if a human captures a leprechaun?
  1. He wins a prize.
  2. He gets hurt.
  3. He is fined.
  4. He earns three wishes.
Grade 9 Cause and Effect CCSS: RI.9-10.3
Grade 8 Cause and Effect CCSS: RI.8.3
What is the reason it is not polite to blow on your food?
  1. It spreads germs around the table.
  2. It makes others uncomfortable.
  3. It shows you are greedy and impatient.
  4. It makes your food too cold to eat.
Grade 4 Cause and Effect CCSS: RL.4.1
Grade 4 Cause and Effect
Select the most likely CAUSE for the following EFFECT:

Steven cut his finger.
  1. Outside Steven walked around.
  2. In the house Steven ate pizza.
  3. Yesterday Steven ran.
  4. Steven picked up broken glass.
Grade 4 Cause and Effect CCSS: RL.4.1
Select best possible effect for this cause:

Mark lost his key.
  1. He will be home late.
  2. He will not be able to unlock the door.
  3. He will buy a snack.
  4. He will get a haircut.
Grade 5 Cause and Effect CCSS: RL.5.5
On February 7, 1867, Laura Ingalls was born in the Big Woods near Pepin, Wisconsin. She was the second daughter born to Charles and Caroline Ingalls. Laura lived through a difficult period of history and overcame a variety of struggles. Yet through it all, she still managed to become a great and valuable author of children's books. It is through her contributions that many children have learned about life on the frontier.

Laura moved more than once in her life. In her early life it was always by covered wagon. Laura's father was inspired by the Homestead Act of 1862 which made it possible to obtain 160 acres of land with certain provisions. With this in mind he took his family to Montgomery County in Kansas and settled there. The land that they had settled on was technically Native American Territory, so not long after they moved there they were forced to move out. In 1871, they moved back to Wisconsin. In 1874, the family settled in Plum Creek, Minnesota, and lived there for several years. Later, the Ingalls moved to the town of De Smet in Dakota Territory. They were the first settlers in the town. While here, the Ingalls once again attempted to get land through the provisions of the Homestead Act. They succeeded, and in 1886 Charles Ingalls officially had a farm of his own.

The settlers of the frontier faced many challenges including the threat of horrendous weather, starvation, plagues, and sickness. For example, in 1874 there was a giant Grasshopper Plague that swept in a Z shape across the lands of Oregon, Dakota Territory, Kansas, and Missouri. Lakes of grasshoppers three inches deep were not uncommon. The grasshoppers devoured everything around them. They ate the crops, the vegetables, clothing, and even each other. Many of the settlers had to leave the lands due to the plague.

Which sentence from the passage shows cause and effect?
  1. Laura moved more than once in her life.
  2. Later, the Ingalls moved to the town of De Smet in Dakota Territory.
  3. The land that they had settled on was technically Native American Territory, so not long after they moved there they were forced to move out.
  4. Many of the settlers had to leave the lands due to the plague.
Grade 4 Cause and Effect CCSS: RL.4.1
Grade 3 Cause and Effect CCSS: RI.3.3
Since no one signed up for the school talent show, the teachers decided to cancel it and try again next year. What is the cause?
  1. No one signed up for the school talent show.
  2. They canceled the show.
  3. They will try again next year.
  4. Many kids signed up for the talent show.
Grade 5 Cause and Effect CCSS: RL.5.1
Mrs. Marcozzi didn't remind the students to wear their pride shirts for Friday's Fanfare, therefore, many of the students forgot. What is the EFFECT?
  1. Mrs. Marcozzi didn't remind the students to wear their pride shirts
  2. Many students forgot to wear their pride shirts.
  3. There was a Fanfare celebration on Friday.
  4. The students weren't required to wear their pride shirts.
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