Description: Identify cause and effect relationships.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 3C


3C: Analyzing Cause/Effect

3C: Analyzing Cause/Effect

Description: Analyzing Cause and Effect

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Selection: HiE-3


Grade level: 5
Word count: 1582 words
Author: Ben Robinson
Synopsis: Tony Hawk is a skateboarding legend. He is known for his fearless, record-breaking skating as well as his business success.
Excerpt: Because skating is such a risky sport, the skate parks needed to have insurance. The parks had to pay money to insurance companies in case a skater was injured. If the number of skaters increased, then the insurance costs increased. High insurance costs forced many skate parks to close, so skaters did not have a place to enjoy their sport.

Question: According to the selection, high insurance costs led to
  1. skate park closures.
  2. new rules about skateboard safety.
  3. some sponsors paying Tony Hawk more money.
  4. the creation of new skate parks.

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Writing prompt: Create a "chain of events" diagram for a selection.


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