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Cause and Effect

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by Tessa Anderson on 1 February 2013

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Transcript of Cause and Effect

CAUSE AND EFFECT The objective of today’s lesson is: to understand and explain why cause and effect is important in literature and other types of writing. Underline the effect in red
Underline the causes in blue

Headaches
Headaches can have several causes. Many people think that the major cause of a headache is being tense, but there is strong evidence that suggests diet and environment as possible factors. Some people get headaches because they are dependent on caffeine. Other people may be allergic to salt, or they may have low blood sugar. Still other people are allergic to household chemicals including polishes, waxes, bug killers, and paint. If they can manage to avoid these substances, their headaches tend to go away. When a person has recurring headaches, it is helpful to look for the real cause, especially if that means they can be free from pain. Effect Cause Cause Cause Cause Cause Cause Cause=the reason something happens
Signal Words: Cause
Because
Effect=what exactly happens
Signal Words: Therefore
Consequently
So,
As a result
Due to
For this reason Underline the effect in red
Underline the cause in blue

From "Flawless" A Pretty Little Liars Novel by Sara Shepard--

Emily looked at herself in the mirror propped up on Alison's living room coffee table. She tilted her face one way, then another, and puckered her pink lips. "My mom would kill me if she saw me with all this stuff on." Underline the cause in blue
Underline the effect in red

From "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins

Then something unexpected happens. At least, I don't expect it because I don't think of District 12 as a place that cares about me. But a shift has occurred since I stepped up to take Prim's place, and now it seems I have become someone precious. At first one, then another, then almost every member of the crowd touches the three middle fingers of their left hand to their lips and holds it out to me. It is an old and rarely used gesture of our district, occasionally seen at funerals. It means thanks, it means admiration, it means good-bye to someone you love. Underline the cause in blue
Underline the effects in red

From "Travel Team" by Mike Lupica--

Danny had known his whole life how small he was compared to everybody in his grade, from the first grade on. How he had been put in the front row, front and center, of every class picture taken. Been in the front of every line marching into every school assembly, first one through the door. Sat in the front of every classroom. Hey, little man. Hey, little guy. He was used to it by now. They'd been studying DNA in science lately; being small was in his DNA. To discuss the reasons why something occurs
To discuss the results of an event, feeling or action What is the Purpose? Cause or Effect is important – most classes, history and biology for example, use this technique to analyze things. Effect Cause Effect Effect Effect Effect Effect
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