The Polar Express Reading Lessons with Interactive Notebook Activities {CCSS}

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The Polar Express Reading Lessons with Interactive Notebook Activities {CCSS} is perfect to use as a companion for the book during the holiday season!

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Late one Christmas Eve, a boy boards a train, The Polar Express headed for the North Pole. Upon his arrival, Santa Claus offers the boy to decide on gift that he wants for Christmas. The boy's choice: a bell from the harness of a reindeer. However, the bell is lost through a hole in the boy's bathrobe. On Christmas morning, the boy's sister finds one last gift hiding under the tree - a gift from 'Mr. C.' - yet, only the boy and his sister can hear the bell.

More About This Product:
☰ This product can be used in small groups, for differentiated instructional purposes, for 1:1 targeted instructional tutorials, or as a whole class for test prep purposes and/or vacation homework.
☰ This product is suitable for teachers, tutors, special education providers, as well as for home-instruction.
☰ The bundle is appropriate for students in Grades 2-5
☰ This product requires no preparation.
☰ This product is Common Core aligned.

This 46-page lesson and activity bundle includes:
• Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Higher Order Thinking Questions to use during your read-aloud
• How to create your lapbook and/or composition notebook use
• Lapbook Templates to Enhance and add value to Common Core learning

Bundle also includes:
• Vocabulary Word Focus
• A Vocabulary Word Search
• Composition Notebook Vocabulary Fold
• Vocabulary Classwork/Homework ideas
• Shared Reading Information

Packet uses Depth of Knowledge (DOK) multi-level activities to help students gather information and understand what they are reading. Activities include Blackline masters for:

• The Polar Express Sequence Map Graphic Organizer for Beginning/Middle/End
• Character Traits Graphic Organizer for 'the boy'
• A Summary page (narrative form)
• Problem/Solution
• Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer
• Foldable Activity Project
• Comprehension questions (multiple choice)
• What If...? Scenario
• Spotlight on Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
• What Would You Do Graphic Organizer
• Persuasive Letter to Santa
• Story Sequence Map
• Memorable Scene Sketch (Student Created)
• Compare and Contrast Brackets (Characters)
• Fantastic Five Character Traits: The Boy, The Train Conductor
• Problem/Solution
• Who-What-When-Where-Why Graphic Organizer
• Science/Technology Activity: Steam Trains
• Flipbook-Style Book Review Activity
• What if?.... Activity
• 411 - Author's Message Tweet
• Walking in the Boy's Footsteps Activity
• Test-Prep Style Reading Comprehension Questions
• Extended Thinking Questions Embedded Throughout
• Student Self-Assessment

...and more!

Common Core State Standards are included as well as a link to watch and listen to a narration version of The Polar Express read by Liam Neeson courtesy of YouTube

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The Polar Express Reading Lessons with Interactive Noteboo
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The Polar Express Reading Lessons with Interactive Noteboo
The Polar Express Reading Lessons with Interactive Noteboo