CAUSE AND EFFECT Show why things happen and their consequences
CAUSE AND EFFECT Cause: What happened first? or Why it is happening? A “Cause” is what makes something happen. To find the cause, ask yourself, “What happened first?. The tower is leaning because the building was located over soft sandy soils.
CAUSE AND EFFECT Effect: What happened second? or What is happening? An “Effect” is what happens. To find the effect, ask yourself, “What happened second”?. The tower is leaning because the building was located over soft sandy soils.
CAUSE AND EFFECT Signal words help identify the parts of a cause/effect relationship. The most common are: because, consequently, therefore, if…then, as a result of… Many people like to visit this Italian attraction. Some tourists pretend to push over the Leaning Tower of Pisa, consequently making their friends and us laugh.
CAUSE AND EFFECT because My basement is full of water my roof has a big hole. therefore The truck brought the roofing materials I got my tools and ladder. The truck driver drove in a ditch as a result of slippery road conditions and bad brakes. Consequently, I had to call a tow truck and I had to wait for it to arrive.