The Giving Tree Teacher Resources
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Selfless Service and The Giving Tree - Building Ethical Conscience
Upper elementary schoolers investigate philanthropy and selflessness by reading a children's book. In this ethics lesson, they read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and research Mahatma Gandhi's troublesome, yet inspiring, life.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 85 Downloads
The Giving Tree
Students identify facts about trees and examine the importance of friendship. They read and discuss the book The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein, develop a chart of events from the story, explore various websites about trees, and create a poster demonstrating how to help trees.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 42 Views 180 Downloads
Seeds, Plants, and Us
Students observe plant growth and the parts of a plant. For this plants biology lesson, students identify and describe the job of plant parts after listening to the story The Carrot Seed by Ruth Kraus. Students plant seeds and record data about their health and growth.
1st - 3rd Science 12 Views 169 Downloads
The Giving Tree
Little literature analysts listen as you read The Giving Tree to them and discuss other ways the tree could have helped the little boy.A three-column chart is given to each individual showing what the tree and boy gave to each other and what else the boy could have done with what the tree gave him.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 13 Views 34 Downloads
Questions for The Book The Giving Tree
Are you studying Shel Silverstein? Focus on The Giving Tree and talk about selflessness in your class. In this online interactive quiz, pupils respond to eleven multiple-choice reading comprehension questions on this particular story.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 10 Views 90 Downloads
A unique series of lessons on trees is here for you. The series has learners utilize visual art, musical compositions, and literature in order to examine how trees have a place in a culture. The classic tale, The Giving Tree is one example of a piece of literature that conveys emotion and value around a tree.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Students read the book The Giving Tree. In this literature instructional activity, students read the text and identify the theme of the book. Students create a "Giving and Receiving Journal" to record things that they give and receive.
K - 5th Language Arts 5 Views 1 Download
Saving the Trees
Young scholars identify why trees are important. In this environmental lesson, students read the book The Giving Tree and list reasons why humans need trees. Young scholars create a storybook to explain why other natural resources are important to humans.
3rd - 5th Science 10 Views 45 Downloads
Students explore kind behavior. In this values development and literacy lesson plan, students listen to The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, then generate a class list of ways the tree helped the boy and ways in which the boy helped the tree.
Pre-K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 22 Downloads
The Giving Tree
Students listen to the story "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein and examine the character trait of respect. They answer story discussion questions, role-play the tree and the boy throughout the story, and create a poster or a skit about caring for the environment.
K - 1st Language Arts 4 Views 22 Downloads
Taking From the Giving Tree
Students explore the ways in which various American cities negotiate the protection of their "green infrastructure," gaining a broader understanding of proposed and enacted legislation as it relates to preserving and planting trees in urban environments.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 59 Downloads
The Giving Tree
Learners explore wants and needs. In this ecology and economics lesson, students listen to the story The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and compile a class list of what the boy got from the tree. Learners categorize these items as "wants" or "needs," and then locate items made from trees in magazines to create a poster.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 110 Downloads
Sixth graders edit a partner's draft paper for grammar and structure errors and understand the importance of giving. They write a structured paragraph with correct grammar and describe the theme of book including the main idea and supporting details orally in a class discussion.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
The Road Taken
Sixth graders act out a story. In this story cycle lesson, 6th graders review the use of a wheel or cycle in stories such as Tuck Everlasting and The Giving Tree. Students create a booklet of vivid words and figurative language found in Tuck Everlasting, perform reader's theater for chapter 5, and write in their journals.
6th Language Arts 17 Views 8 Downloads
Character Education - Giving
Students discuss and think critically about a narrative text, "The Giving Tree," by Shel Silverstein, recognize and describe the theme of the book. They consider the importance of giving and record personal experiences in a journal.
K - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 51 Downloads