1. Finish Commercial - Making Inferences
2. Story Elements - "The Elevator"
3. Inference Practice
4. Fluency Practice - Mount Rushmore
Story Elements - The Elevator
As a class we will read aloud William Sleator's short story, "The Elevator." (Literature Book, page 27).
As we read we will discuss the 5 stages of plot as they occur in the story.
As a class will use examples of story elements found in the text to complete the
sentences for our vocabulary foldable notes.
(mood, tone, irony, suspense and humor)
With a partner, you use examples of story elements found
in the text to complete the sentences for your vocabulary
foldable notes. (internal conflict, external conflict, protagonist,
antagonist and characterization)
Inference Practice - The Elevator
located on page 10 of your foldable notebook. Read the passage
carefully and practice writing an inference.
A. Answer the prompt fully
C. Cite text evidence, or explicit details from the story
E. Explain how the evidence or details, helped you make
an accurate inference
Prompt - Make an inference about the relationship between Martin
and his father. Use textual evidence to support your thinking.
Fluency Practice - Mount Rushmore
If you were a famous sculptor, given the same opportunity as Robinson and Borglum, which four famous faces would you like to see carved into a National Monument?
Write 8 lines stating which four famous people your monument would feature. Be sure to explain why you chose each person. You have 5 minutes.