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This printable supports Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, ELA-Literacy.RL.3.3

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Cause and Effect Scenarios (Grade 3)

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Cause and Effect Scenarios

1. 
I stayed up past my bed time on a school night so the next day I fell asleep during math. What is the cause in this sentence?
  1. The next day I fell asleep
  2. I stayed up past my bed time
  3. This is not a cause and effect sentence
2. 
The skating party was cancelled because of the snowstorm.

What caused the skating party to be cancelled?
  1. Reading Night
  2. Everyone went skiing.
  3. The snowstorm
  4. The lights went out.
3. 
The following is a cause and effect sentence.

The girl was scared because of the thunder, lightning and dark sky.
  1. True
  2. False
4. 
Angel practiced every night for basketball tryouts. The coach let her play on the team. What is the effect?
  1. Angel practiced.
  2. Angel studied for her test.
  3. Angel got to play on the team.
5. 
The boy started to cry because he hurt his arm. What is the effect?
  1. He started to cry.
  2. He ran home.
  3. He hurt his arm.
6. 
My ice cream was melting AS A RESULT OF the hot weather.

What is the effect?
  1. The ice cream melted.
  2. As a result of cold weather my ice cream melted.
  3. I was standing in the rain.
  4. The hot weather made my ice cream melt.
7. 
My ice cream was melting AS A RESULT OF the hot weather.

What is the cause?
  1. The ice cream melted.
  2. As a result of cold weather my ice cream melted.
  3. I was standing in the rain.
  4. The hot weather made my ice cream melt.
8. 
Last weekend Elianna was so excited about playing on the beach. She played in the water, built sand castles and picked up seashells. Because she forgot to put on sunscreen, she felt very hot at the end of the day. Her skin was as red as fire and she couldn't stand to touch it. She was sunburned!

What caused Elianna to get sunburned?
  1. The beach was near her house.
  2. It was raining outside all day.
  3. She forgot to eat bananas before she went to the beach.
  4. She forgot to put on sunscreen.
9. 
Last weekend you were so excited about playing on the beach. You played in the water, built sand castles and picked up seashells. Because you forgot to put on sunscreen, at the end of the day you felt very hot, your skin was as red as fire, you couldn't stand to touch it. You were sunburned!

What is the effect of not wearing sunscreen?
  1. You put on sunscreen.
  2. You were sunburned.
  3. You won't go to the beach again.
  4. You had to sing a song while you ate.
10. 
If a balloon gets stuck with a rose thorn, it will pop. What is the cause of the balloon popping?
  1. The rose thorn is sharp and sticks the balloon.
  2. The balloon starts floating away.
  3. The balloon is old.
  4. The rose thorn is too soft to pop the balloon.

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