Composition Patterns: Cause and Effect

This resource explores cause and effect. This teacher/student resource provides explanations, examples, visuals, and passages of cause and effect.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3001.5.2
Analyze text for fact and opinion, cause/effect, inferences, evidence, and conclusions.
CLE 3002.5.2
Analyze text for fact and opinion, cause-effect, inferences, evidence, and conclusions.
CLE 3210.MATH.1
Understand the mathematical principles associated with the science of biology.
GLE 0801.5.2
Analyze text for fact-opinion, cause-effect, inferences, evidence, and conclusions.
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Essential and guiding questions: 

Questions to Ponder:

  • In what ways is this cause-and-effect paper similar to an essay that is developed by means of Classification or Analysis? Is it also like a Process Essay?
  • Are you convinced by the arguments presented in the essay? Why or why not? Should the writer have spent more time considering opposing points of view?
  • There are some interesting efforts at humor in this essay. Are they effective?
  • Can you point to this essay's Thesis Statement?

Lesson Variations

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