Cause and Effect: Important in Every Plot

Cause and Effect are important in every story, regardless of genre or age group.

Remember this story? If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond.

Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 8.33.17 AM It’s a perfect example of cause and effect.

Closer examination of this feature may help to strengthen and clarify your plot.

Today’s Assignment: Examine cause and effect(s) in your current writing project.

Complete this worksheet or create one of your own.

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(from the Worksheet LIbrary)

A video presentation of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyk55GYnGl0

Another example of cause and effect can be seen in the recently released dvd movie:

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Watch the trailer here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_dideF5qvk