Book Study: The Polar Express


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A cute picture book study for "The Polar Express". Lots of fantastic extension activities to help your students enjoy the Christmas and holiday season! This study has a variety of resources and can be used for preschool, kindergarten, or 1st grade.

What You Get

  • Teacher discussion guide
  • Book project and activity ideas
  • Youtube links to related videos
  • Jigsaw puzzle
  • Story crown template
  • Story patterns “cut and glue” worksheet
  • Tracing worksheet
  • Big story maze
  • Compare stories Venn Diagram worksheet
  • “What Do You Think” writing/drawing opportunity
  • 2 book reports
  • 3 Draw and Write early writer prompts
  • 1 writing pennant from story
  • The Polar Express coloring page
  • Santa paper bag puppet
  • Recipe for Hot Chocolate- Color Teacher Version and send home versions for students.
  • Tickets to the Polar Express in Color and Black and White
  • Cut out gifts and put them in Santa's bag cut out craft template
  • "Find the Lost Bell" maze
  • Color and cut out the Polar Express Train (with 2 cars)
  • Hot chocolate coloring page
  • Santa Dot-to-Dot
  • 3 letter "B is for Bell" handwriting practice pages
  • Write the Story Sequence template
  • Fill In The Missing Story Word
  • Design Your Own Cover template
  • Label the Parts of the book (cut and glue)
  • Story word and picture sorting activity (cut and glue)
  • Finish the Words From The Story (cut and glue the missing letters)
  • Sight word worksheet (WE and OUR)
  • Digraph worksheet (PR) (express)
  • Sounding out words cards
  • Sight Word cards
  • Story Elements
  • Character Traits worksheet
  • Cut-apart sequencing strips
  • Draw and Write "What Would You Ask For?" template
  • Template for students to write and illustrate their own version of the story

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Total Pages
53 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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