North Polar Express Unit Plans for Big Kids Bundle

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Transform your classroom into the North Pole as your students board the North Pole Express for 9 days jam-packed full of engaging and rigorous resources, guaranteed to keep your little elves off the naughty list!

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Daily Unit Plans that include...9 Reading and 9 Writing Lessons using PowerPoint, PDF's, and SmartNotebook! (Don't have smartnotebook? Download Smartnotebook express for FREE from!)

-Visualization of Polar Express

-Sensory Details Hunt and Train project

-Making inferences PowerPoint Lesson and Companion Booklet

-Figurative Language lessons and group game (metaphors, similes, personification)

-Figurative Language assessment using a train project

-Part of Speech Hunt

-Definition Posters of all skills covered

-Context Clues PowerPoint Lesson and Companion Booklet

-Contraction or Possessive Noun Game

-Compound Words Game

-Cause and Effect PowerPoint Lesson and skill sheet

3 Literacy and 3 Math Centers

Checkn’ It Twice-Making Words

Students make as many words as possible out of the word tiles for Polar Express and Train Conductor.


It’s a Gift of ABC’s-ABC Order

Students sort gift tags with people’s names into ABC order to the third or fourth letter.

Rudolph’s Nose-Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives Sort

Students sort holiday themed words into Nouns, Verb, or Adjectives by placing the words on the correct reindeer nose.


Balancing Equations with Mrs. Claus- Addition, Multiplication, and Division

Students must balance each side of an equation to make the number sentence true. Students must use addition, multiplication to 100, and division to solve.

3.NBT.A.3 3.OA.A.4 3.OA.B.5 3.OA.C.7

North Pole Numbers- Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication

Students spin the spinner to determine the type of operation and the number of digits involved in the problem. They follow the directions to find the sum, difference, or product.

3.NBT.A.3 3.OA.A.4 3.OA.B.5

Elf Equations- 2 choices (1 digit or 3 digit Multiplication)

Two different skill levels included: Students solve either 1 digit by 1 digit multiplication problems or 3 digit by 1 digit multiplication problems. They put all of the mini pages together to create a mini elf book.

3.OA.C.7 4.NBT.B.5

-Polar Express Bell booklet that includes context clues, compound words, nouns and adjectives, contractions, and cause and effect.

-End of Unit Train project: watch the movie and compare and contrast the book, write a summary, or write a narrative story

-Editable Parent Letter for the movie/pj day (in Powerpoint)

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