Cause and Effect Reading Center Nonfiction 4th and 5th Grades

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Your students will LOVE practicing cause and effect with this print and digital reading game!


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Whether you’re looking for a Cause and Effect Reading Center or need an easy-to-use but effective reading activity for partner practice, independent work, whole-class games, spiral review, or test prep, this Cause and Effect Reading Center has you covered.


Engaging and Effective: Students determine causes and effects with nonfiction topics using interactive practice that captivates your students.


Flexible Learning Options: With print, Google Forms, and interactive PDFs, you’ll enjoy the freedom to choose the best option for your classroom – no matter what the world throws at you!


➡️ ➡️ ➡️ The self-grading Google Forms are hassle-free and provide valuable data, while the interactive PDFs can be used on any device, even offline! And let’s not forget the timeless appeal of hands-on printable reading games and task cards for partner or small group work.




32 Cupcake Top Cause Puzzle Pieces

32 Cupcake Paper Effect Puzzle Pieces

Google Forms (4 smaller sets for easier assigning)

PDF Interactive Digital Game (4 smaller sets for easier assigning)

Record Sheet

Answer Key

Center Directions for Students (Includes an editable version too)

Teacher Notes PDF with LINKS

Getting Started Guide for How to Assign Interactive PDF Games




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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Resource: ❤️


Comprehensive Coverage: Aligned to cover the cause and effect using nonfiction reading skill, this reading center ensures your students receive consistent practice with this reading standard in a less overwhelming format rather than lengthy passages and assignments.


Game Format: The cupcake matching hands-on game, plus Google Forms, and Interactive PDF formats, keep students engaged and excited about learning.


Teacher-Friendly Features: The Google Forms are NO PREP and self-grading, providing you with instant data. The interactive PDF version is also NO PREP, self-checking, and offers immediate feedback to students. The print version’s multiple-choice format makes grading a breeze. Plus, editable directions allow you to customize gameplay according to your preferences.


Routine, Routine, Routine: Using the Cause and Effect Reading Center, as well as the other centers included in the YEARLONG BUNDLE offers a two-fold benefit. As a teacher, building a reading center planning routine will save you hours upon hours of lesson planning time. No more searching for standards and skill-aligned resources. You’ll have everything you need in one convenient folder on your computer.


For students, building a reading center routine helps reinforce expectations and keep students engaged and on task while you meet with small groups to provide targeted differentiation and instruction.



This resource targets the following:

  • Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text. RI 4.3
  • Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text. RI 5.3



This Cause and Effect Reading Center is also included in the Reading Centers Nonfiction Bundle for 4th/5th Grades

Inference Center
Informational Text Structure Center
Paired Text Center
Cause and Effect Center
Compare and Contrast Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts Center
Questions from the Text Center
Reading with Charts and More Center
Text Evidence Center
Vocabulary (Context Clues) Center


Want to take a look at the Reading Centers Fiction Bundle?

Compare and Contrast Center
Inference Center
Themes of Stories Center
Themes in Drama and Poetry Center
Character Traits Center
Story Summary Center
Reading Comprehension: Details and Examples Center
Context Clues Center
Point of View Center
Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose Center



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Remember, this resource should only be placed on password-protected websites like Google Classroom™ or SeeSaw and not made available on public platforms or district servers.


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