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Polar Express

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This lesson focused on the artist as illustrator.  First graders were asked to illustrate the Polar Express as part of an integrated lesson.  They first looked at photos of the Polar Express and toy trains.  They identified simple shapes and how they were put together before drawing their own.  Students drew with jumbo white craypas.  They included an engine, cars, snow bank, pine trees, a moon and falling snow.  They had to take care not to smudge when adding color with craypas.

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Comments on: "Polar Express" (2)

  1. Great way to integrate reading with visual art! It’s a fun way to learn and remember 🙂

    • With Common Core’s emphasis on non-fiction, it’s even more important to integrate art and literature. Kids are so motivated by great stories.

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