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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

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It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration

FREE MISC. LESSON – “Winter Holiday Sampler Freebie”

by Janet Rainey
2nd – 4th Grade

This is a ***free sampler*** from my Merry Mix of Winter Holiday Themed ELA and Math Standards’ Activities. All of these printables plus an additional 59 pages of both English Language Arts and math activities are included in the larger version of this product:


Students will stay focused during those last few weeks before winter break when using these fun and engaging holiday themed differentiated activities.

Reinforce and/or introduce standards with this sampler of English Language Arts and math common core printables.

This sampler of differentiated activities for grades 2 through 4 covers common core standards that are perfect for whole class, small group, and/or independent literacy and math centers.

This free sampler includes:
Holiday Fun Folder Cover
Polar Predicates
Surfer Santa Syllables
What Would They All Say? (to Santa)
Frosty Cause and Effect
Odd and Even Ornaments
Santa Sums I (2-digit addition, with regrouping)


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