By Chris Van Allsburg Scavenger Hunt
In this Chris Van Allsburg worksheet, pupils utilize the Internet and one specific website to scroll through a time line of Allsgurg's novels to match five of his novels to their story lines.
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Wants and Needs Poetry with Interpretive Painting
A creative and inventive lesson on cinquain poetry and painting. Elementary schoolers make a list of things they want and things they need. Then, they write a cinquain-style poem about the most important item from the things they need...
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
A Teacher's Guide to The Polar Express
Put on your hats and mittens, button your coat and lace your boots, its time for a trip on The Polar Express. Designed with both primary and upper-grade learners in mind, this resource provides lessons and activities that use this...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Author Study: Chris Van Allsburg
This short presentation provides an overview of the types of things students will learn about as they conduct an Author Study. The focus of this PowerPoint is author Chris Van Allsburg, but you could replace him with any author your...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Writing Activity: Harris Burdick Stories
Fourth graders read Chris Van Allsburg's, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, before using the pictures in the book as prompt for their original writing. They research the Internet for information about the writing process. They use proper...
4th English Language Arts
Teaching Point of View With Two Bad Ants
What better way to explain the concept of point of view than from an ant's perspective! After reading Two Bad Ants, pupils identify the point of view of the ants by studying the text and pictures. Then, they fill out a chart that...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable