Top 10 Christmas Stories & Poems for Kids

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The Polar Express

The Polar Express

Extend and enhance students' enjoyment of Chris Van Allsburg's magical holiday classic The Polar Express with reading activities and guided discussion questions. Quick Synopsis: One Christmas Eve many years ago, a boy lies in bed, listening hard for the bells of Santa's sleigh, which he has been told by a friend do not exist. Later that night he hears and is astounded to see a steam engine parked outside! The conductor invites him to board the Polar Express, a train filled with children on their way to the North Pole. After visiting the North Pole, the boy continues to believe in the spirit of Christmas through adulthood. Grades: K-3

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