Cause and Effect Worksheets

The world is full of causes and effects, so it should be no surprise that literature and non-fiction writings often contain cause/effect references. In order to thoroughly understand what they are reading, students should be able to analyze the causes and effects as presented by the author. Each practice worksheet below is aligned to common core, and covers a range of different grade levels. Be sure to check out all of our reading worksheets.

Cause and Effect: Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland

An excerpt from Alice in Wonderland is a great tool to help students understand cause and effect. Not only will they enjoy reading, but when you print out this activity they will also identify the cause and effect. Have tehm share with the class when yhey are finished!

Cause and Effect: Match Them!

Matching cause and effect make this worksheet a valuable resource for your students. Several examples are given. Your students will match each effect with the correct cause with this free printable worksheet.

Find the Cause and Effect

An important part of learning is knowing the difference between cause and effect. You also need to know how they relate to each other. Print out this free worksheet for students to practice recognizing the cause and effect in each example.

What’s the Effect?

Everyone can use a little help with cause and effect. To help your students excel in reading and writing, you can print out this free worksheet for them to complete. They will read a passage and have to determine what the effect and cause are.

Why: What’s the Cause?

When students begin to learn about cause and effect, it may be a little confusing. Here is a free worksheet to help in any classroom. Just print it out and your students will be on their way!