Christmas Close Read with the Polar Express

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2nd, 3rd
Common Core Standards
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Polar Express Close Reading! Is reading the Polar Express part of your yearly traditions, but you’re always expected to “teach till the end”? Then this product is for you. This packet takes a close look at standards six (point-of-view) and seven (illustrations supporting and contributing to meaning of the text). There is also a bonus compare and contrast point-of-view activity at the very end in case you were hoping to compare the movie to the book. Now you have STANDARDS to back you up. This standards approach to The Polar Express allows for a closer look at text and contains complete lesson plans, essential questions, formative and summative assessment options, and allows the busy teacher to teach in a more engaging manner. My hope for you and your students is children gain a love of reading, students get to dig deeper into text, and this saves you TIME in your busy life, while allowing you to enjoy the Holiday season with your class. Happy teaching!


Included in the Bundle
Lesson plan for an easy to find trade book- The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (Which can be found on Amazon){Book NOT included}
Lesson Plan includes:
• Cooperative Learning (High Engagement)
• Essential Questions
• Higher Order Questions
• Gradual Release of Responsibility
• Standards-based
• Beginning and Ending Review
• Material Needed
• Formative and Summative Assessments
• Exit Tickets
• Anchor Charts
• Graphic Organizers
• Writing to Reading
• Vocabulary
• Bonus Compare and Contrast Point of View {Boy’s from the book and Conductor’s from the movie}

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Copyright © Trina Deboree. All rights reserved by author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.
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33
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Week

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