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Betsy Thomas


Nathaniel H. Stephens Elementary School

Alexander City Board of Education


Students complain that all teachers do is boss them around and tell them what to do, but many times, never tell them w.hy they must follow these rules. In this entertaining podcast, we turn the skill of cause and effect into a fun game show where students can see WHAT happens to students and WHY it happened. Students will get to see what happens to students when they don't follow the rules, all while learning and reviewing cause and effect.

Length: 06:57

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Content Areas: English/Language Arts

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

ELA2015 (4)
14. Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause and effect, problem and solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text. [RI.4.5]
ELA2015 (4)
16. Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears. [RI.4.7]
ELA2015 (4)
29. Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources. [W.4.8]

National/Other Standards:


Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).



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