The Polar Express | Book Study Activities and Craftivity

Anita Bremer
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K - 1st, Homeschool
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This is a book study literacy unit for The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. The unit is packed with Common Core aligned activities for Kindergarten and First Grade. The craftivity makes a wonderful bulletin board display to showcase learning.

This book study unit can be used as a whole class activity, during small group guided reading time, as individual student work, or as part of a book club. Simply copy a pack for each student. You may wish to choose to implement pages that best fit your students’ learning abilities.

Your students will LOVE this Christmas classic!

THIS UNIT INCLUDES:

STORY ELEMENTS ACTIVITIES

  • student unit cover page
  • story elements
  • making predictions
  • character traits
  • character analysis
  • story retell
  • story events
  • story clues
  • story sequence
  • can-have-are-need graphic organizers

MAKING CONNECTIONS ACTIVITIES

  • making mental images
  • giving my opinion
  • text-to-self connections
  • If I were a train conductor
  • If I were an elf
  • design a train ticket

WRITING ACTIVITIES

  • writing retell pages
  • writing story prompt

VOCABULARY ACTIVITIES

  • making words
  • vocabulary word search
  • syllable sorting
  • vocabulary word sort
  • alphabetical order

COMPREHENSION ACTIVITIES

  • problems and solutions
  • author's purpose
  • main idea/theme
  • fiction and non-fiction story elements
  • fill in the blank activity
  • reading notes
  • personal response page

CRAFTIVITY

  • I Would Ask Santa For... craftivity

LEARNING STANDARDS CHECKLISTS

  • learning standards checklist charts for Common Core, TEKS, VA SOL

MORE CHRISTMAS BOOK STUDIES

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How to Catch Santa

Mooseltoe

Snowmen at Christmas

Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Christmas

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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

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