My name is Megan Newman, and this is a writing unit that I use with my third grade students. This exciting writing unit is based on the beloved childhood book, The Polar Express, written by Chris Van Allsburg. There are 7 lesson plans included in the unit, with all of the necessary reproducibles included. Also, there is an embedded power point lesson to be used when teaching peer editing. Students will learn to write an imaginative narrative based on the book, and will brainstorm to create their "own voice" version of the story. While there are 7 lesson plans, I usually take longer than 7 days to complete the unit.