Discover plenty of inspiration ideas to help teach the novel "The Polar Express" This Teacher Created Resources' literature guide includes: sample lesson plans; pre-reading activities; an author sketch and picture of the author; book summary; vocabulary lists and suggested vocabulary activities; quizzes; hands-on projects; cooperative learning activities; cross-curriculum connections; post-reading ideas; book report & research ideas; and other activities. Answer key provided. 48 classroom-reproducible pages, softcover. Grades 1-3. This Literature Unit Guide is designed to be used alongside the sold-separately The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.