The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg, is a Christmas classic to read in classrooms across America. This bundle of goodies includes materials, resources, and engaging lessons for students in grades 3-5.
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Included in this bundle are the following supplemental resources and activities based on the story, "The Polar Express:
*10 comprehension task cards based on the story
*Graphic Organizers on summary, author's purpose, and sequencing.
*4 interactive notebook pages to deepen student understanding.
*A close read of the song Believe, sung by Josh Grobin in the movie version of The Polar Express.
There is also an interactive notebook page focusing in on multiple vocabulary words from the story.
This is a great story to use as a read aloud for your students, especially during December!! This can be printed in packet form for students, which is super easy and requires little planning. This packet could also be great to leave with a substitute to complete over the course of 2-3 days!
Review of The Polar Express:
One Christmas Eve, a bathrobe-clad boy boards the mysterious Polar Express train on its way to the North Pole. Arriving in the mystical polar city, the boy is thunderstruck when Santa chooses him to be the recipient of the very first gift of Christmas. Shyly, the boy asks for his true heart's desire--one silver bell from the harness of Santa's reindeer. His wish is granted, and the train begins its return trip. But alas! The boy has a hole in his pocket, and the cherished sleigh bell is lost... forever?
Thanks for looking!