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The Polar Express Math, Science, and Reading Activity Bundle
The holiday season just wouldn't be the same without The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. This resource includes materials for you to carry this story across content areas, including rigorous comprehension questions, simple & low-prep science investigations, and Math word problems connected to the story. This resource also includes a simple activity to compare and contrast the book and the movie. You can't get on the Polar Express without your ticket! (Well, at least in the movie…) A bonus train ticket printable for your students is included in 2 different sizes. See the list of resources below.
What does this product include?
*Venn Diagram to compare and contrast The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg book and the movie (Sample Answer Key Included)
*Reading Comprehension Questions for the Book (Answer Key Included)
*Polar Express-themed Math Word Problems 3rd Grade (Add, Subtract, Time, Basic Division) (Answer Key Included)
*Polar Express-themed Math Word Problems 4th Grade(Add, Subtract, Time, Multiplication & Division, Multi-Step) (Answer Key Included)
Science Chocolate Chip or Hershey's Kiss Science Investigation Hot chocolate Science Investigation Sample Answer Key Included
Why you and your students will LOVE this product...
Are you struggling to fit it all in? As an intermediate teacher, this is my constant struggle. At a time when standardized testing can seem to dominate the curriculum, I am always trying to find a way to integrate Science and Social Studies into my ELA Block. My 4th graders love learning about Science and we can't seem to get enough of it throughout the year with such a heavy push for the Reading, Writing, and Math. My students also LOVE task cards because they are not simply another worksheet or passage with comprehension questions. They are short and quick to help them practice a skill. This resource marries these two loves and creates a cross-curricular activity. As a busy teacher, you get more bang for your buck! Science and Reading? Win-win.
These task cards are perfect for a literacy center, small group activities, or review. Each task card contains 2-3 sentences that uses the words in context.
What does this resource include?
*36 Text Structure Task Cardswith a short paragraph that explains a scientific concept. Students determine the text structure used in the paragraph
*Answer Sheet & Answer Key:The Answer Key provides the word that was used on the card as well as the answer.
*Text Structure Notebook Anchor Charts- Additionally, I have included 5 charts for students' notebooks for Text Structure. These charts come from my Reading Notebook Anchor Charts (Nonfiction) resource. Students can use the charts to help them identify the Text Structure.
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