Need a cute, engaging writing activity for Christmas? Try this literature-based prompt for The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. My students love these activities using a fun, entertaining read-aloud that also works as a fantastic mentor text. (This book is AWESOME.)
In this download, I have included the original writing prompt I have been using in my classroom for years. There is a PowerPoint presentation of the prompt, and I have also included a PDF version of the prompt. A storyboard for the activity had also been included for your students to draw out their ideas before they write.