contact info home page
random image

Mrs. Stephanie G. Lavarias, M.Ed., NBCT Mrs. Stephanie G. Lavarias, M.Ed., NBCT
**NJHS** **NJHS**
FCAT Crunch Time FCAT Crunch Time
FCAT Information/ Reading FCAT Information/ Reading
Class Assignments Class Assignments
Current Instructional Focus Current Instructional Focus
Grade Calculation Grade Calculation
NEW **Test Taking Strategies** NEW **Test Taking Strategies**
Junior Great Books (Period 4) Junior Great Books (Period 4)
Quia Link Quia Link
***Technology Help *** ***Technology Help ***
Word List- Current/Archives Word List- Current/Archives
Graphic Organizer Links Graphic Organizer Links
Instructional Videos Instructional Videos
**BENCHMARKS !!! Click on each one... **BENCHMARKS !!! Click on each one...
Main Idea, Details Main Idea, Details
Patterns of Organization in Text Patterns of Organization in Text
Author's Purpose Activiites Author's Purpose Activiites
Author's Influence:  Persuasive Techniques Author's Influence: Persuasive Techniques
Theme Theme
Author's Point of View/ Attitude Author's Point of View/ Attitude
Charts, Graphs, Maps, Diagrams Charts, Graphs, Maps, Diagrams
Reference and Research Reference and Research
Vocabulary-Context Clues, Homophones, Analogies Vocabulary-Context Clues, Homophones, Analogies
Cause & Effect Activities Cause & Effect Activities
» Endangered Species Project
Literature: Plot, Character, Conflict Literature: Plot, Character, Conflict
Literary Devices Literary Devices
Similes and Metaphors Similes and Metaphors
Literature/ Literary Genres Literature/ Literary Genres
Literature-POETRY Literature-POETRY
Validity and accuracy of Information Validity and accuracy of Information
Mrs. Lavarias Resources Mrs. Lavarias Resources
Reader's Theater Scripts Reader's Theater Scripts
My Quizzes & Assessments My Quizzes & Assessments
Summer Reading, Grades 6-8 Summer Reading, Grades 6-8
Technology Training 08 Technology Training 08
Lesson Archives (Lavarias Only) Lesson Archives (Lavarias Only)
Final Exam Study Guides Final Exam Study Guides
NJHS Archives NJHS Archives
Reading Coach PD Reading Coach PD
Teacher Resources/ FCAT 2.0 Teacher Resources/ FCAT 2.0
LavariasDocs1112 LavariasDocs1112
Marzano Staff Development Docs Marzano Staff Development Docs
Lavarias Storage 11-12 Lavarias Storage 11-12
ADD Resources 12-13 ADD Resources 12-13
*Wall of Fame* *Wall of Fame*
MegaSkills Trainer MegaSkills Trainer
_15 Lavarias Docs _15 Lavarias Docs

Cause: happens first

The reason, or motive, for an action; why something happens.

It was raining…

Effect:  happens after a cause

The result, or consequence, of an action.

…so I got wet.

Cause and Effect SIGNAL Words:
Sometimes an author will tell you the EFFECT and will tell you what CAUSED it.  Think LOGICALLY... which happened first? That is the CAUSE.

Led to B...
Cause  Led to Effect



The reason for        

   On account of         

Bring about              

Give rise to              

Created by               

C Contributed to         

Led to                      

Due to                     



As a result  



For this reason






NOW it is YOUR turn...

Cause and Effect Activity 1:

Cause and Effect Activity 2:  "If...then" Statements

Cause and Effect Activity 3: "How Did that Happen?"

"Gorillas in Crisis" Cause and Effect...

1. See Related Files at the bottom of this page to open the GORILLAS in CRISIS Story... Open it...Read it!

More Links:

2. Great Apes and Other Primates
    read "Past/Present/Future" toward the bottom..

3. Gorilla Conservation (Congo Gorilla Forest)
    read from the 3rd paragraph until the end

4. Save a Gorilla (Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund)

    read the WHOLE story

Complete one CAUSE and EFFECT Chart or Chain (see 4th row)  from this interactive graphic organizer website.  Fill in on your computer.  PRINT and Turn in to me by FRIDAY, February 22, 2008. (Date has been extended)

NEXT on your TO DO LIST:

    See the subpage under Cause and Effect.

    Click on
"Endangered Species Project"
       all the information is there for you!

More activities and assignments:

Complete this activity by Thursday, February 14.
Online Diamante for Cause and Effect

CAUSE AND EFFECT QUIZ:  to be added soon...

Related Files

xls xls file: You need Microsoft Excel to view this file. To learn more about this program before purchasing it, visit the Microsoft Excel website. Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Excel 2007 File Formats
pdf pdf file: You need Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 7 or higher) to view this file. Download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader for PC or Macintosh.

my logo

Mrs. Stephanie G. Lavarias, M.Ed, NBCT
Bair Middle School, Broward County, FL
Bair Middle School
9100 NW 21 Manor
Sunrise, Florida 33322