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The Polar Express Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources Collection

It's Christmas Eve when a young boy, who is waiting up for Santa's sleigh, peeks out the window to find The Polar Express. He's invited aboard the mysterious steam engine headed to the North Pole, where he's surprised with a gift from Santa himself. The clear order of events in this story makes it an extraordinary resource for helping readers practice retelling and summarizing, as well as visualizing, making predictions, identifying the author's purpose, and synthesizing.

  • Included in this collection
  • 5 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for The Polar Express
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Inflectional Endings
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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It's Christmas Eve when a young boy, who is waiting up for Santa's sleigh, peeks out the window to find The Polar Express. He's invited aboard the mysterious steam engine headed to the North Pole, where he's surprised with a gift from Santa himself. The clear order of events in this story makes it an extraordinary resource for helping readers practice retelling and summarizing, as well as visualizing, making predictions, identifying the author's purpose, and synthesizing.

  • Included in this collection
  • 5 comprehension strategy lesson plans and student resources for The Polar Express
  • Comprehension worksheets and answer keys
  • Text-based reader's notebook prompts
  • Word work lesson plan and activities focused on Inflectional Endings
  • Interactive vocabulary games and activities
  • Running record assessment
  • Comprehension assessment
  • Skills sheets
  • Resources translated to Spanish
  • This set of instructional resources is for use with the book The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Title:
The Polar Express
Book Author:
Chris Van Allsburg
Grade Level:
3
Genre(s):
Fantasy
F&P Guided Reading Level:
N
DRA Level:
30
Reading Recovery Level:
30
Theme(s):
Adventure, Award Winners, Christmas, Winter
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Identifying the Author's Purpose:
RL.3.2, RL.3.4, RL.3.6, RL.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Making Predictions:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Retelling & Summarizing:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.4, RL.3.7, RL.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Synthesizing:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RL.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1c, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Visualizing:
RL.3.7, RL.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.6
Vocabulary Connections:
L.3.4a, L.3.5b, L.3.6
Word Work:
RF.3.3, RF.3.4
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
3.1A, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.6A, 3.6B, 3.6I, 3.7A, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7D, 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.7G, 3.8C, 3.10A, 3.10B, 3.10C, 3.10D, 3.10F, 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Making Predictions:
3.1A, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.6A, 3.6B, 3.6C, 3.6I, 3.7A, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7D, 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.7G, 3.8C, 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Retelling & Summarizing:
3.1A, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.6A, 3.6G, 3.6I, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7D, 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.7G, 3.8B, 3.8C, 3.8D, 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Synthesizing:
3.1A, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.6A, 3.6G, 3.6H, 3.6I, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7D, 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.7G, 3.8C, 3.8D, 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Visualizing:
3.1A, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.6A, 3.6D, 3.6E, 3.6I, 3.7A, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.10C, 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Vocabulary Connections:
3.7E, 3.7F, 3.3A, 3.3B
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