Daily Archives: October 11, 2020

The Elevator Short Story Mini-Unit


“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

You may also be interested in the following products:

ELA Literature Study Unit

Charles by Shirley Jackson

Rain, Rain, Go away Short Story

Seventh Grade Short Story

Short Story Bundle

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Turkey Craft for Phonics or Math”

by First in Florida

Pre-Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

This is a super simple craft freebie that I threw together. All you need to do is select which version you want (phonics, math, or blank), cut construction paper down to 8.5 by 11, and print.

I have my students cut the pieces because we ALL know they need that fine motor practice.

This is my “OMG it’s like my students can smell Thanksgiving break!” remedy.

Plus, if you make it related to the standards, then the craft is justifiable all day long to any admin! “Oh look, they are APPLYING their knowledge of the standard and it’s differentiated!” 😉

I hope it helps you get through the next couple of days before Thanksgiving break like it does for me.


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