Chronological Order Cause & Effect

Warm-up Writing
If you need some help getting started:
The most important thing in my
life is . . .
Boa Constrictor by Shel Silverstein
Oh, I'm being eaten
By a boa constrictor,
A boa constrictor,
A boa constrictor,
I'm being eaten by a boa constrictor,
And I don't like it--one bit.
Well, what do you know?
It's nibblin' my toe.
Oh, gee,
It's up to my knee.
Oh my,
It's up to my thigh.
Oh, fiddle,
It's up to my middle.
Oh, heck,
It's up to my neck.
Oh, dread,
It's upmmmmmmmmmmffffffffff . . .
Quote of the day
“Against the assault of
laughter nothing can
– Mark Twain
What’s Up With Those?
Cause & Effect
 Adjective
 Noting a relationship between actions or
events such that one or more are the
result of the other or others
In other words. . .
 An effect is something that happens as a result of a
 My dog got out because I did not close the front door.
 Cause and effect is a necessary tool to utilize when
Chronological Order
 Noun
 The arrangement of things following one
after another in time
In other words. . .
 Chronological order is the order of events that we encounter
while reading or in our lives in general
 For example. . .
You go to kindergarten before you graduate High School.
 We should make sure that we follow things in a chronological
order while writing
Time to put it all to work
Character Creation
Timeline Organizer: Title ______________________________________
Timelines help determine the sequence of major events, cause – effect relationships, and how events influence
Wrap Session
 What is chronological order?
 What is cause & effect?
 Why are they important?
3 things you know for sure about chronological order
and cause & effect
2 things you are not sure about chronological order
and cause & effect
1 thing you don’t have a clue about chronological order
and cause & effect

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