Let me just tell you that one of my favorite memories, when I was a student, was when my teacher read The Polar Express. I loved the illustrations and the magic of the story. So when the movie came out, I, of course, had to see it. I saw it actually 2 or 3 times in theaters because I loved it so much. When I became a teacher, I wanted to make sure that I had this book in my collection to share with my students. But I wanted the magic to last longer, and The Polar Express Book Buddy was created.
The Polar Express Book Buddy Includes:
-Comprehension Questions (whole class or independently)
-Characteristics of Characters-Little Boy(Chris), Conductor, and Santa
-Cup of Character
-2 Graphic Organizers
-Step-by-Step Directed Drawings
The last week of school, during our reading group time, I will read the book to my students, and then we will listen to the CD (I know, what’s that?) a few times. I have my students complete the comprehension questions and choose a character from the book to fill out the character web and then make their Cup of Character. We then end with a writing prompt and our directed drawing.
All the things included in the book buddy.
I hope you share your favorite books from your childhood with your students. I sure love sharing mine.
Happy Holidays and Happy Reading!
Lots of Love,
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