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Browse our collection of cause and effect worksheets aimed at helping teach this important reading comprehension strategy. Identifying cause and effect helps students to understand what happens and why it happens. Signal words can help identify cause and effect relationships. Improve comprehension and understanding with these worksheets aimed at supporting a reader’s ability to identify cause and effect relationships. Find more resources at Cause and Effect (Grammar).

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Elephants: Cause & Effect

Read the passage about African Elephants. Show the cause and effect relationships in the table.

Deserts: Cause & Effect

Read the passage about deserts. Show the cause and effect relationships in the table.

Cities: Cause & Effect

Read the passage about cities. Show the cause and effect relationships in the table.

Cause & Effect Chain Graphic Organiser

This graphic organiser helps represent and explain a cause and effect chain (a series of events that are a result of one another).

Cause & Effect Word Search

Find the cause and effect signal words! A fun way to reinforce the concept of cause and effect.

Cause & Effect Graphic Organiser

This graphic organiser helps represent cause and effect relationships. Effect: what happened? Cause: What made it happen?

Cause & Effect: Match (1)

Cut and paste to match up each cause and effect (early years).

Cause & Effect: Match (2)

Cut and paste to match up each cause and effect (middle years).

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Reading Strategy Poster Set

Middle and upper years reading strategy posters: creating images, inferring, summarising, connections, prior knowledge & questioning.

Main Idea: No Play

Read the text. Work out the main idea and the supporting details.

Early Years Reading Strategy Posters

Reading strategy posters for the early years: creating images, inferring, summarising, connections, prior knowledge & questioning.

Visualise a Scene: Leaves

Read a middle years passage and build a visual image to match. Draw it!

Inferring in Texts (7)

Passages of text for the upper years. Read the text and make inferences to answer the questions.

Making Connections: Waterpark (2)

For the middle years. Students read the passage of text and write down connections they can make.