I have a treat for you today! Causation cards! I know you are saying, “what are those?!” Well, I’m glad you asked! I’m excited to share with you exactly what they are! You’ve got to try them out – and the best part- you can, for free!
What are Causation Cards?
Causation cards are cards that I have created that are similar to task cards but are also similar to the cards “I have…, who has…” Each student is handed a card. On the card are three different parts. The top part is the what the previous reader said. For instance in the example below, the last reader stated, something and ended with “…a pencil?” This is important because the person who has this card has to be listening very carefully for this person to say it. If he isn’t listening, he could miss his turn and throw the entire thing off. Once he hears it, it’s his turn next. So now, he has to stand and say his part- “I have a pencil.”
There is always an action on each card. Sometimes the actions are simple, such as in this case, he’s just going over to the previous person and handing them a pencil. Other times it’s something really crazy, like drawing on the board, letting loose a balloon, dancing, etc. Then he would finish reading his card and it would continue on to the next person.
Here is another example to give you an idea of what these cards look like. If they need an object or prop, they will say that in the bottom right corner, such as the one above. This one needed a pencil. They are never anything extreme. Just regular classroom or home items.
Students love these cards and find them very, very engaging. They are perfect for practicing fluency, listening skills, and reviewing important vocabulary (as I have them in other subject areas).
We like to go through the entire set and then do it again, seeing if we can go faster. It’s really fun and I guarantee that students will be BEGGING to do it again and again!
You can download this fun freebie by heading to my Teachers Pay Teachers store and downloading it just in time for back to school!