What is the most common form of mass transportation in the United States? It’s not the train, bus, or airplane. It’s the elevator! This is the story of the elevator’s history, from the imagination of ancient Roman architect Vitruvius to American genius/inventor Elisha Otis in the mid-1800s and finally to the sleek, high-speed elevators of today’s skyscrapers. Students will learn all about an innovation that helped change the face of the modern world and its cities.
This Common Core-aligned text is teacher and student-friendly and written for use in Grades 5-8. It can be implemented in a number of ways by teachers (close reading, direct instruction in class, independent practice, absence work, homework, test prep, assessment, centers, etc). Please see the Preview for the first half of the text and all the assessment questions.
The product includes:
1) An enlightening and informative 950-word informational passage called “Elevators: The Ups and Downs.”
2) A total of 20 questions, from basic comprehension to deeper thinking and written reflection, written to align with Common Core Standards RI.4.1, RI.6.3, and RI.6.5.
3) Answers to every question.
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