The Polar Express Activities - Christmas ESL December First Second Third Grade

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Jill Richardson
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The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg is a delightful story and this activity includes a ✅comprehension flap book, vocabulary graphic organizers and common core aligned writing activities with rubrics.


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It includes:

8 vocabulary graphic organizers for The Polar Express

A fun comprehension interactive printable to show understanding of the Polar

Polar Express Vocabulary flash cards

2 writing prompts aligned with Common Core!

2 writing rubrics

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20 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.


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