A Teacher's Guide to The Polar Express

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Put on your hats and mittens, button your coat and lace your boots, its time for a trip on The Polar Express. Designed with both primary and upper-grade learners in mind, this resource provides lessons and activities that use this popular children's book to teach about descriptive writing, figurative language, sequence of events, and much more.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Integrate these activities into a literature unit celebrating the holidays and traditions of different cultures
  • Use this resource to create a week-long literature unit on the The Polar Express
Classroom Considerations
  • Activities require a class copy of the book The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, which can be found in your school or local public library
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  • Includes ideas for engaging children during a shared reading of the book
  • Provides the teacher with a summary of the book and points out key features to emphasize while reading it to students
  • Offers a list of questions to use when discussing the story
  • Describes ways to adapt the lessons and activities to meet the needs of all learners
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