The Elevator by William Sleator Short Story Activities & Escape Room Bundle

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Make your unit on The Elevator by William Sleator memorable with this short story activities & escape room bundle. This resource will supply you with a wide variety of engaging and creative activities guaranteed to encourage your students to interact with the text in various ways.


Teachers love using this resource to review the elements of a short story and incorporate a bit of suspense with The Elevator by William Sleator. Several activities *sneak in* standards-based tasks and challenge the kids in fun ways. Plus, what’s more fun than a culminating escape room?

The Elevator Activities & Worksheets:

Plot Diagram – Can your students complete a plot diagram for “The Elevator?”

Finish the Story – What happens after the lady presses STOP? Students pick up the story from there.

Unwritten Social Rules – Students expand on a line from the text and explore unwritten social norms.

Fear Factor – Dig into the word of fear and research social phobias, agoraphobia, and specific phobias.

Podcast Pairing – Listen to a podcast on The Science of Fear and compare it to what Martin experienced in the text.

The Great Debate – Was the lady in the elevator real – or was she imagined? Let your students answer & use details and evidence from the text to support their thinking!

The Elevator Escape Room Breakout Tasks: 

Characters – Students identify the protagonist and the conflict they face, then analyze their behaviors and motivations.

Plot Structure – Review various elements of the plot structure.

Vocabulary – Identify the types of figurative language used in the story & define key vocabulary words.

Conflict – Identify different types of literary conflict within the story.

Using these resources and activities for The Elevator by William Sleator is simple! All you have to do is print what you need or assign it on your digital learning platform. Everything is digital, printable, and ready to go!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amanda said, “This product contained a variety of activities that kept our seventh grade reading intervention class interesting. They especially liked the podcast and finishing “The Elevator” (which was a pleasant surprise!).”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Miss C said, “This was perfect for me to leave with a sub when I needed to take off!  Perfect!  Thank you!”


Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

RL.6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5

RL.7.1, 7.2, 7.3

RL.8.1, RL.8.2


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