I am so excited about what I have done so far in the classroom, I had to share!!
My first lesson with this fourth grade class (not a part of my work sample) was with a book titled, Mr. Peabody's Apples. The students and I created a wonderful representation of a cause and effect relationship with a flip-book . They were engaged and it allowed them to think about the details of the story in a different way. I created a sample with a oversized piece of paper. The whole project actually has two cause and effect relationships!! (the picture one shows one..)
I found that color coding the signal word, the cause, and the effect was very helpful. The colors also corresponded with the sentence frames presented to the students.
This is a great book, as my cooperating teacher pointed out, to take with you if you are sub! It has multiple lessons within; spreading rumors, judgements, cause and effect, fact and opinion, and many more!