Cause and Effect Reading Strategies for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL


Total Pages 100 plus 48 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This unit on Cause and Effect contains 100 pages plus 48 google slides and was developed for students with autism and other special learning needs.


This unit provides lots of practice identifying cause and effect and how that helps understand and retell a story.

  • Matching cause to effect pictures with and without words
  • Matching cause to effect in sentences (10 worksheets)
  • Matching cause to effect in short passages (10 examples)


The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in the activities either through step-by-step worksheets or digitally through google slides. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on identifying cause and effect. This repetition encourages a deeper understanding of this concept.


Finally, there are group activities included that incorporate into the daily lesson.


*****This unit includes digital versions of the activities. There are 48 google slides (includes a differentiated set) and a movie version of the book.


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Cause ane Effect Unit Includes:


  • 9 day lesson plan
  • 25 page book (includes a movie version)
  • Vocabulary board to use with group discussions
  • 5 group activities (includes cause and effect puzzles)
  • 2 matching activities (includes digital version)
  • 10 worksheets identifying cause and effect in sentences (includes digital version)
  • 10 worksheets identifying cause and effect in short passages (includes digital version)
  • Quiz (includes digital version)


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, we can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.


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