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By Mollie KnappThe goal of this unit is for students to understand cause and effect relationships and how analyzing these relationships can lead to better problem-solving.In their performance assessment, students will research the causes and effects related to a teen issue topic of their choice. Students will then incorporate their research into a cause and effect essay. In addition to their research, students will give advice on what steps their readers can take to make good decisions when faced with this topic. For example, if a student were writing an essay about the effects of owning a pet, he/she would probably advise readers to make sure they have sufficient amounts of time and money to devote to the animal before making the commitment.Students take part in various learning activities as they build up to their performance assessment, including practicing the use of proactive response, which is taken from Stephen R. Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.These works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Writing

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Special Education


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