This Polar Express unit will be a lot of fun for your students. I am excited to use this in my own classroom and I know you will be too.
This pack includes a 6 part play that includes puppets. The puppets or pictures are ready to be cut out and come in color and in black and white. Apply a ruler, stick or tongue depressor to the back of the characters and they will be all ready for your students to use.
Print on white cardstock for durability.
The play was written easy enough for young readers to read and understand. The play can be used many different ways, keep this in a center, or use for guided reading instruction with an emphasis on fluency and expression. Children love to do plays and rereading the parts is great fluency and expression practice.
Other activities included in this packet include:
-Comprehension cards that work great for discussion or when using a turn and talk strategy in your classroom.
-Sequencing the story where students color, cut out and put together in the right sequence. This makes a nice booklet.
-Story elements sheet where students answer, who, where, when, what, how and why.
-A Comprehension cloze sentence for review.
-A writing activity where students use the bell shape and write about who they would give a Christmas Gift to if they could. Letters for your bulletin board called - “A Christmas Gift” or “A Holiday Gift”
Happy Teaching! Jane