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Meet-the-Author ... Chris Van Allsburg introduces and shares some of the backstory for creating The Polar Express ((Teachingbooks.net) ... audio 2.28 minutes long
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Math story problems with The Polar Express ... Math Stories.com
for example:
1) When Kelly got on board the Polar Express, there were 31 seats available. The train has a total of 159 seats. How many seats were already filled?
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2) The conductor looked at his pocket watch to see what time the train would be leaving. It read 8:37 p.m. If it takes the Polar Express 3 hours and 15 minutes to get to the North Pole, what time will it be when it arrives?
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3) On the train we had 41 different kinds of cookies, 3 different flavors of cocoa, and 122 candies. Mmmmm! How many treats did we have in all?
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Storyline Online...The Polar Express... Late one Christmas eve, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: The Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives, Santa offers the boy any gift he desires...(8 1/2 min.)...includes discussion questions and related activities
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online story time -- barnes & noble.JPG ...Online Storytime -- Barnes & Noble Bookstore
The Polar Express -- read by author, Chris Van Allsburg
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interactive exploration .... from the movie
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The Polar Express "glog" with summary & ideas ... Glogster
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The Polar Express ... read by Liam Neeson

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Teacher's Guide for The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton Mifflin Books)
....ideas for lower-grade & upper-grade students
About the Book
Special Features
Summary of Teaching Ideas
- Ideas for a Polar Express Reading Celebration
- Guiding Questions for a Polar Express Book Conversation

- Simile and Metaphor in The Polar Express: An Upper–grade Lesson
- Retelling The Polar Express Using a Timeline: A Lower–grade Lesson
Just for Fun
Download book jacket
Download author photo
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Polar Express Tickets ... customize for your class .... Busy Teachers Cafe
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Activities & Lessons -- vocabulary, literacy, writing, math/technology, social studies/science, and arts/crafts...Busy Teachers Cafe
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crossword puzzle ... The Polar Express ... Houghton MIfflin Books
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word search ... The Polar Express ... Houghton Mifflin Books
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story map ... Busy Teachers Cafe
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Reader Response Bookmark ... Busy Teachers Cafe

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Polar Express Lesson Ideas ... Scholastic
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Polar Express for Young Learners - Ideas, Activities, and More ... from Gail Lovely.com
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The Polar Express teaching theme...Little Griaffes
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Polar Express activity favorites -- GAMES -- Kids Party Paradise
  • Pack Santa's Pack
  • Snow Blowers
  • Find the First Gift of Christmas
  • Conductor Says
  • Polar Express Pickup
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Kids Party Ideas for a Polar Express Train Party ... Kids Party Paradise
  • party invitations
  • sleigh bell name tags
  • sleigh bell cake
  • train cake
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