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“The Elevator” – William Sleator (Day 2)

Directions: Before, during, and after reading “The Elevator,” you will answer the following questions, which
will help you use reading strategies to analyze the story.

1. What is the genre of this text? ____________________

2. What is the author’s purpose in writing this text? _____________________

3. Monitor Comprehension: complete the following sentence starters…

a. I wonder ______________________________________________________________________

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b. I think ________________________________________________________________________

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c. This reminds me of ______________________________________________________________

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4. Activate and Connect:

What I Already Know About Elevators What I Learned About Elevators in the Story

5. Ask Questions: Write 3 questions you had while reading the story (these could be before, during, or
after reading and should require more than 1-word answers!)
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b. ______________________________________________________________________________

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c. ______________________________________________________________________________

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6. Determine Importance: Answer the following main idea BCR prompt

Prompt: Explain the main idea the story, “The Elevator,” tells you about elevators. Use evidence from the text
to support your answer.

Restate and answer the question: ________________________________________________________

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Give evidence that supports your answer: _________________________________________________

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Explain your evidence: _________________________________________________________________

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Write your conclusion: _________________________________________________________________

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7. Inferences: Complete the following chart to make an inference about the old lady on the elevator – you
will have to infer whether she is nice or mean, based on what you know and what you read
What I Know What I Read My Inference

The old lady on the


elevator is
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(write nice or mean in
the blank)

8. Summarize: Write a summary of the story.

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9. Review: Would you recommend this story to someone else? Why or why not?

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