The scavenger hunt part was fine. I sent students out with a partner in groups of 6, and let them wander around the school looking for causes and effects around the building. Before they walked out the door, we had a talk about behavior and responsibility and they really did well.
Talking about it when they returned, they were somewhat surprised at how many causes and effects they found. It was so much easier than they'd expected. Which made them that much more willing to go digging into text. But by the next day, I could see they were struggling in some places, so I started meeting with them in small groups. And discovered that the passage I'd written about the Dust Bowl could be interpreted several different ways. And a couple of students struggled with the meanings of some words, so they weren't sure how to determine whether or not cause and effect was shown there.
BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD! I rewrote parts of the passage, and then created another version of the same passage that was a little easier to read. And then changed up a few things because I can't leave well enough alone! Gave those to some of my kiddos, and YAY! They had a much easier time this go-round.
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Have a great rest of the week!