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Worksheet 1
Item 3673

Cause and Effect


Worksheet 1

For each statement in the Effect column, choose a statement from the Cause column
which might answer the question, "Why?" Write the letter of the cause on the line
before the effect.

Effect Cause
______ 1. Sue will be taking the bus to A. He walked home in the rain.
work next week.

______ 2. Mother burned the chocolate B. The summer heat can be


chip cookies. unbearable, even for animals.

______ 3. James was soaked from head C. He practices his violin for two
to toe. hours each day.

______ 4. David was able to take a great D. She works in the garden every
vacation this year. day.

______ 5. Douglas would like to get a E. He studies very hard.


new video game.

______ 6. The tortoise dug a burrow in the F. Her car is in the shop.
desert.

______ 7. Bob has a cast on his left arm. G. She has a presentation due on
Monday morning.

______ 8. Aaron passed the audition for H. His video game fell in the
the school orchestra. swimming pool.

______ 9. Duncan is on the honor roll at I. She lost her new doll.
school.

______ 10. Maria is working all weekend. J. She forgot to set the timer on
the oven.

______ 11. Maddie was crying. K. He got hurt when he fell off the
horse.

______ 12. Trudy has a beautiful garden. L. He worked a second job to


earn extra money.

Copyright ©2011, 2017 T. Smith Publishing. All rights reserved. www.tlsbooks.com


Cause and Effect Answer Key
Worksheet 1
Item 3673

Cause and Effect


Worksheet 1

For each statement in the Effect column, choose a statement from the Cause column
which might answer the question, "Why?" Write the letter of the cause on the line
before the effect.

Effect Cause
F
______ 1. Sue will be taking the bus to A. He walked home in the rain.
work next week.

J
______ 2. Mother burned the chocolate B. The summer heat can be
chip cookies. unbearable, even for animals.

______
A 3. James was soaked from head C. He practices his violin for two
to toe. hours each day.

L
______ 4. David was able to take a great D. She works in the garden every
vacation this year. day.

______
H 5. Douglas would like to get a E. He studies very hard.
new video game.

B
______ 6. The tortoise dug a burrow in the F. Her car is in the shop.
desert.

K
______ 7. Bob has a cast on his left arm. G. She has a presentation due on
Monday morning.

C
______ 8. Aaron passed the audition for H. His video game fell in the
the school orchestra. swimming pool.

E
______ 9. Duncan is on the honor roll at I. She lost her new doll.
school.

G
______ 10. Maria is working all weekend. J. She forgot to set the timer on
the oven.

I
______ 11. Maddie was crying. K. He got hurt when he fell off the
horse.

D
______ 12. Trudy has a beautiful garden. L. He worked a second job to
earn extra money.

Copyright ©2011, 2017 T. Smith Publishing. All rights reserved. www.tlsbooks.com

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