This lesson plan is written for the text, The Polar Express By Chris Van Allsburg using the comprehension strategy visualize.
In addition to the usual comprehension materials, we have included the following writing materials for students to write with descriptive words, just as Chris Van Allsburg in The Polar Express.
"My Favorite Moment of Christmas" Writing
1.Brainstorm Graphic Organizer using the senses
2.Rough Draft Pages that focus on introduction, details, and conclusion
3.Revise and Edit
4.Final Draft Pages with a poster header for hallway or classroom display
Our Comprehension Lesson Plans
These lesson plans include everything you need to guide your students through a gradual release of real thinking about meaningful text. We have selected texts that are engaging and high quality and can be used with a variety of grades. Teacher talk and thinking are included to save you hours of time and preparation. We hope these lessons will help invigorate your comprehension instruction.
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• Before, During, and After reading instruction
• Concept introduction
• Strategy instruction with gradual release
• Filled-in Graphic Organizer for the teacher
• Blank Graphic Organizer for students
• Vocabulary cards
• Discussion cards
• Note taking pages
• Writing response sheet
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