The Polar Express: A Reading and Writing Unit Of Study
Are you ready to try a Book Study with your students? This reading and writing unit of study, "The Polar Express: Reading and Writing Unit of Study," focused on the book by Chris Van Allsburg, is a wonderful way to integrate the works of a fantastic book into reading and writing! In the reading workshops, your students will learn how to sequence a story, visualize parts of a story, retell, think about the story's overall meaning, and share their thoughts with others. In the writing workshops, you will teach your students how to plan, organize, write, edit, and publish a persuasive letter. In this pack, you have access to all the materials you need for this Reader's and Writer's Workshop Unit in your kindergarten, first or second grade classroom. Handouts are differentiated to meet any student's level in K-2! This pack will save you tons of time preparing lessons, handouts, and classroom activities.
This complete bundle includes:
1. Letter to parents and caregivers to introduce the unit
2. Background information for how to run Reader's and Writer's Workshops
3. 10 total (5 Reading and 5 Writing) detailed daily lesson plans, with all of the components of each mini-lesson provided
4. Anchor charts, handouts, and classroom materials for each lesson
5. Publishing paper for your students' written work
6. Suggested activities for a fun celebration party
7. Rubric to complete the unit
Our students love this unit and we are sure yours will too!!
Be sure to check out our other Reading Units of Study:
Unit 1: Constructing Our Reading LivesUnit 2: Flexing Our Reading MusclesUnit 3: Investigating the Minds of CharactersUnit 4: Navigating Through NonfictionUnit 5: Revving Up For Series ReadingUnit 6: Diving Deeper Into Nonfiction
Here are our units of study focused on amazing authors and texts:
Ezra Jack Keats: Reader's and Writer's Workshop Author SeriesNancy Carlson: Reader's and Writer's Workshop Author SeriesThe Polar Express: A Reading and Writing Unit of Study
Here are our mini units of study focused on Targeted Reading Skills:
Fables and Folktales [Central Message and Story Elements] Reading Unit of StudyFairy Tales [Comparing and Contrasting Characters] Reading Unit of StudyLittle Red Riding Hood [Point of View] Reading Unit of StudyMartin Luther King, Jr. [Author's Purpose and Main Ideas] Reading Unit of StudyPolar Animals [Text Features in Nonfiction Texts] Reading Unit of StudyPresidents of America [Main Idea & Key Details] Reading Unit of StudyThe Human Body [Comparing & Contrasting Texts] Reading Unit of Study
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