The Elevator by William Sleator Digital Short Story Unit

Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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8 pages
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The Elevator by William Sleator includes all lessons necessary for a successful short story mini-unit. This is an English Language Arts lesson for grades 6, 7, 8, 9. Your learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity of these engaging activities built from best teaching practices.


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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


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