Cause and Effect A cause is something that makes another thing happen. An effect is the thing that happens.
Cause and Effect • Sometimes there are words that can help you decide if it is a cause and effect. • These words might be: because, so, or since.
Frog poured some water on the hat. He put the hat in a warm place to dry. It began to shrink. The hat grew smaller and smaller.
Toad ran to Frog’s house. “Frog, Frog!” he cried. “All those big thoughts have made my head much larger. Now I can wear your present!” Frog and Toad went for a walk. Toad did not trip over a rock. He did not bump into a tree. He did not fall in a hole.
Choose one of these sentences to complete • Frog and Toad ran fast because______________. • Frog and Toad got sprayed with water because______________. • Frog and Toad climbed a tree because______________.