Daily Archives: May 22, 2019

The Elevator Short Story Mini Unit

Product Description

“The Elevator” Short Story Mini-Unit is a one-stop-shop for teaching the short story. Other than photocopies, all of the work has been done for you.

This mini-unit is suitable for grades 7 through 10 and includes:

-a copy of the short story

-questions for comprehension

-a plot chart organizer

-activity to help students discover the author’s purpose for writing

-an instructional sheet on how to develop themes (with a practical example)

-an instructional sheet on how to develop a theme in paragraph form

-a graphic organizer to help students organize their paragraphs

-an example of a completed graphic organizer to plan the paragraph

-an example of a paragraph for “The Elevator.”

-a comprehensive answer key for all handouts

-a three-day lesson plan to accompany the story

It’s teaching made easy!

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Total Pages 16 pages

Answer Key Included

Teaching Duration N/A

FREE MISC. LESSON – “End of Year Countdown Cards FREEBIE”

by The Teaching Texan

Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Increase engagement at the end of the year with these fun countdown cards! Each card has a “surprise” for that day that will get your students excited to come to school, even up to the last day! Place them in envelopes, balloons, or just show one each day as a countdown to the last day of school!

Many of the activities do not require you to buy any supplies. FREE is always a good price!

This set includes 14 different activities and blank cards to create your own countdown days! This updated set is ink friendly and designed to be printed on fun-colored paper.

The 14 activities included are:

Bubble Gum Day
Shaving Cream Day
Extra Recess Day
Ink Pens Day
Movie & Popcorn Day
Sidewalk Chalk Day
Stinky Feet Day
We are so BRIGHT we have to wear shades
Marker Day
Bubble Day
Kickball Day
Dance Party
Lunch in the Classroom

See how I used this End of Year Countdown in my classroom on my blog The Teaching Texan.


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