The Elevator by William Sleator: Short Story Unit Resources and Activities

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The Elevator by William Sleator: Short Story Unit with Questions, Vocabulary, and Activities!

Are you looking for resources to teach “The Elevator” by William Sleator?

Searching for fun and engaging ways to analyze elements of short stories?

This package of resources contains everything you need to teach a unit on “The Elevator” by O. Henry. Detailed comprehension questions, story element analysis, creative writing activities, and foldables are all included. All activities are classroom tested and include creative handouts templates, and detailed instructions. Very little teacher prep is needed – simply print and teach!

This creative and engaging package includes the following:

Comprehension Questions: A complete set of comprehension questions to go along with the story!

Protagonist and Antagonist Information Sheet: A page of information describing Protagonists and Antagonists.

Protagonist and Antagonist Activity Handout: Students use the template provided to illustrate and describe a Protagonist and Antagonist from a well known movie, book, or television show! Draft and good copy templates provided!

Conflict Information and Foldable Project: Students learn detailed information about the types and categories of plot, and create a foldable to help reinforce the ideas. Foldable template provided!

Conflict: Students use this sheet and information they have learned about the categories of conflict to brainstorm types of conflicts seen in well known books or movies.

"What Happens Next" Creative Writing Assignment: Students use this sheet to write a new ending to the story that resolves the conflict.

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The Elevator by William Sleator: Short Story Unit Resource
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The Elevator by William Sleator: Short Story Unit Resource