Teaching and Learning with The Polar Express

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Use a series of extension activities to enhance your class reading of Chris Van Allsburg's holiday classic, The Polar Express. From a biography of the author to filmed book reviews and research about the railroad, kids can take their imagination even further than the last stop in the story.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use as homework assignments after reading the book in class
  • Turn the book reviews into a class project, with a film studio, director, and people to write the script

  • Provides links to any additional research that you'd like your class to complete

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