This is a Polar Express unit with literacy, math, science, and social studies activities. These are higher level Polar Express activities that will keep your students engaged and excited about the Polar Express theme.
You can transform your classroom into the Polar Express or just work on analyzing the text, either way these high level activities will keep your students engaged!
Have your students already read the book in previous grades? GOOD! This shows students how you can take a simple text and analyze it deeply! It is better if they have already read it!
All activities have a teacher guide included for extra instruction.
Visualization before reading activity
Several Vocabulary Activities with a Vocabulary Quiz
Several Figurative Language Activities
Character Trait Graffiti Wall and Acting Activity
Theme Close Read
Point of View Comparing Activity
Word Problem Race to the North Pole
Line Plot Bring in a Item Activity
Let’s Save Christmas-Multiplication and Division Practice
Area and Perimeter of the North Pole (Create your Own North Pole)
Create Your Own Train using Shapes and Angles
Imagery Writing of Christmas Morning
Letter to Santa –Parts of a Paragraph Work
Social Studies Activities
Geography of our World
History of Trains Timeline Research
Polar Region Research
Secret Sound Experiment
Bells, Bells, Bells
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