Description: Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 3C


3C: Analyzing Cause/Effect

3C: Analyzing Cause/Effect

Description: Analyzing Cause and Effect

✓ standard met

Selection: A-7


Grade level: 1
Word count: 683 words
Author: Susan Hughes
Synopsis: Your body needs three kinds of exercise every day. Are you getting all the exercise you need?
Excerpt: And, it can make your mood better. How does your mood change? When you exercise, your brain is at work too. As your body moves around, your brain starts to change. It begins to work in a different way. You start to feel happier. You feel calmer too.

Question: This selection says exercise does something to your brain. What is it?
  1. Exercise changes how the brain works, which can put you in a better mood.
  2. Exercise makes the brain become confused, which can make it harder to do your homework.
  3. Exercise makes the brain become more awake, so you may have trouble sleeping.
  4. Exercise makes the brain slow down and makes you feel tired.

✓ standard met

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


Organization: Certica Solutions