Cause & Effect (Essay #1)

level IIi

This page updated: 04/12/2020

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Prewrite:  DOK, Purpose & Audience

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The Goal: 

 

Depth of Knowledge (DOK) becomess essential when writing cause/effect essays.  So, let's review the DOK you need, and how you can develop a sound cause & effect essay.

Be sure to make a copy of the printables before you start the video.

 

Topic:  Student Choice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DOK:

Your DOK needs to be at the NEED TO KNOW level or the NICE TO KNOW level.   Here is the DOK Checklist.

Purpose:

The purpose of your writing will be to persuade/teach your audience about a cause/effect relationship this is important to you.  YOU are the expert here, so speak with authority!

Audience:

Your audience is a group of teens and adults who are slightly skeptical or lack a clear understanding of the cause/effect relationship you have identified.  So, you may have to briefly address their lack of understanding in your Intro Paragraph, just after your opening hook.  But more on that later.