read be a detective. Look for clue words, such as
can sometimes signal
Can you help the
Read the paragraph below and think about WHAT is
happening and WHY
it is happening.
Kim woke up early
Monday morning because she had
so many things to do. Before going to school she decided to
make a list.
If I don't make a
list I might forget everything Kim thought. Since
walking the dog is not Kim's job she put that first on her list.
She would have to take Spot for a short walk
so she wouldn't be late for school.
Next on the listwas to pack a lunch
because her class was going on a field trip to the zoo
and they wouldn't be able to eat in the cafeteria today.
The last thing on Kim's list was to take her umbrella.
if it rained she would stay dry and still be able to see
all the animals at the zoo. This was going to be a great day!
DIRECTIONS: Read each statement
below. Think about what the effect is (what happened?).
Do you know what the cause is (why it happened)?
Kim woke up early Monday morning.
Kim made a list of the things she needed to do.
Walking the dog was first on Kim's list.
She would take Spot for a short walk.
Kim had to pack a lunch today.
Kim had to remember her umbrella.
why something happens and
is what happens.
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