Spencer has just been captured. He no longer has a cell phone. He does not have any weapons. Is he clever enough to escape? Find out in this high-interest, adventure short fiction story, 'The Trap'.
In this short story, students explore a world where a sharp mind and clever thinking is the only way that one can escape. Close reading, short response, and character analysis activities are all included.
Finding high-interest middle school stories that are not too mature in nature can be challenging. This short story is high-interest and is well-suited for advanced upper elementary school students, middle school students, and high school students.
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Included in the document is:
--One literature passage (a four-page, original short story)
--Short response questions
--A character analysis graphic organizer
--An extended close reading prompt
--An answer key and sample close reading response
Readability: Approximately 6.0 grade level (Lexile 900)
Interest: Middle School or Upper Elementary
Use this for Common Core and state assessment review. Use this to review literature skills.
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