The Polar Express

Christmas Bells

 

Vocabulary Word of the Day

conductor - One who conducts, especially one who is in charge of a railroad train, bus, or streetcar

"All aboard," the conductor cried out.

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Read The Polar Express

Lesson Plans http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/features/thepolarexpress/tg/polar.shtml

 

Similes and Metaphors

Metaphor - A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily specifies one thing is used to point out another, thus making an understood comparison

Simile - A figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by like or as

train wrapped in a apron of steam

candies with nougat centers as white as snow

Lights appeared in the distance. They looked like the lights of an ocean liner sailing on a frozen sea.

hot cocoa as thick and rich as melted chocolate bars

crossed a barren desert of ice

rolling over peaks and through valleys like a car on a roller coaster

 

 

mountain so high it seemed as if we would scrape the moon


crossed a barren desert of ice
wrapped in a apron of steam
candies with nougat centers as white as snow
hot cocoa as thick and rich as melted chocolate bars
seemed as if we would scrape the moon
rolling over peaks and through valleys like a car on a roller coaster
the lights of an ocean liner sailing on a frozen sea

Find compound words and contractions in the story.

Compound Words

snowflakes
downstairs
Outstretched
northward
nightgowns

Contractions

I'd
let's
couldn't
that's
It's
I've

Craft Activity - Make silver bell ornaments.

Food Activity - Make and drink hot cocoa.