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This nonfiction resource is designed to be a companion to Van Allsburg's The Polar Express and give older students an opportunity to enjoy and explore this Christmas story. Each passage digs deeper into topics from the classic book. Topics include: Life at the Pole, trains that have served as the Polar Express and the regions where the real Polar Express travels.
Standards covered include:
RI 3.1, RI 4.1, RI 5.1, RI 6.1 -Making Inferences and Using Details to Answer Questions
RI 3.2, RI 4.2, RI 5.2, RI 6.2- Main Idea and Supporting Details
RI 4.4, 5.4, 6.4 - vocabulary skills
RI 4.5, RI 5.5, RI 6.5 - Cause / Effect
RI 4.8, RI 5.8, RI 6.8 - Evidence to support a Particular Point
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