Saturday, September 3, 2011

Pete the Cat Cause & Effect

As promised, here is the 2nd Pete the Cat activity I mentioned. Our comprehension skill this week was cause and effect.  I first taught the skill using the read aloud from HM, Charles Tiger. This concept is pretty confusing for 1st graders so I thought using Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, a story they loved and understood well, might make it a little easier. I created a simplified flow map with a sentence frame. The signal word because is highlighted to help them remember that a cause will follow. You can grab this worksheet here.




I modeled how to draw the cause and effect in the boxes and fill in the sentence frame correctly. I had images of Pete that I had drawn that they could glue on if they preferred but most of my class wanted to draw a close-up of the shoes like I did in my model. Here are the small Pete pics if you'd like them.
Small Pete

Then off they went to work with their partner. They had to:
1. decide which cause/effect example from the story they wanted to use
2. make sure both partners participated
3. use resources in the room or sound out the words

I am so happy it is a long weekend! I will most likely spend a lot of it working on school stuff and blog designs but at least I can do it in my pjs!

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11 comments:

  1. These are great! Thank you for sharing :)

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful

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  2. Hi again, Jenn!
    How do you get that heart to show up in your comment? That's so cool.

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful

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  3. For cause and effect you can also use 1/2 of a multi flow map as another option. I love when a text hits home for kids and makes them understand what you are trying to teach! Love this!
    Fran@kindergartencrayons.blogspot.com

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  4. We used your other pete the cat idea on friday and they LOVED it. Thanks!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this adorable activity!

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    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  9. So fun!!! Thanks for sharing Jenn!
    Lory
    Lory's Page

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  10. Wow, thanks for the nominations!

    GradeONEderful,
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  11. using this this week!!!! Just what I was looking for!

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