This free e-book is a WRITING ACTIVITY about The Polar Express.
Students will imagine that they are the little boy in The Polar Express story. Then, students will write their responses accordingly.
Read The Polar Express.
Have a discussion about the story.
-Who are the characters in the story?
-What happened in the beginning, middle and end of the story?
-Answer the 5W's. Who?, Did what?, Where?, When? and Why?
-Identify the problem and the solution for several events in the story.
*Introduce this writing activity.
-Make sure to model how this activity should be completed. Especially for
the beginning writers.
*General directions are given on the front cover of the book. Teacher should
give complete instructions and expectations for this activity.
*You will see that I included the basic directions on the front cover of the book.
-Beginning Writers will: 1)Read each sentence prompt. (beginning readers
will need teacher assistance) 2) Illustrate your response (with as much
detail as possible) 3) Write 1- 2 sentences. (this can be modified for
-Advanced Writers will 1) Read each sentence prompt. 2) Illustrate their
response. 3)Write their response. (Teacher will decide how many sentences
are expected.) 4)Add detail. 5) Use descriptive words.
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