Use The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg to strengthen your students comprehension skills, build their vocabulary, and help them understand how words work.
This word work lesson plan and set of teaching resources use The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg as a springboard for instruction focused on inflectional endings.
By anchoring word study to the text, students will benefit from seeing how inflectional endings are used inside of the text before engaging in both guided and independent practice with words.
This set of vocabulary development resources for The Polar Express highlights the words that are most important for students to know and understand while reading the book. Through engaging in fun word games, matching words to definitions and pictures, and practicing how to categorize words, students will develop the vocabulary necessary to comprehend this story and many others.
Use this Running Record to assess oral reading fluency with The Polar Express. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.