By learning about cause-and-effect relationships, children gain the ability to understand why and how things happen. This skill is cross curricular since many ideas and events that are studied in science and social studies are the result of "cause-and-effect" situations. Having a good grasp of this strategy will assist readers in better comprehension of the text. Extended practice at home will increase success and understanding. The Parent Pipeline for this strategy will provide parents with an explanation of how to best help their child.