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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. Using a fake tree in class, they hang a leaf when they accomplish one of their goal throughout the year.
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.
Students observe plant growth and the parts of a plant. In 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. Students listen to The Giving Tree and explain the interdependence of plants and animals.
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. To conclude, they create a thank you card that could be sent from the boy to the ever 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. Check your readers' understanding quickly.
First graders investigate parts of a plant. In this plant biology lesson plan, 1st graders read the book The Giving Tree and review plant parts on an overhead transparency. Students choose a plant to bring hidden in a paper bag and their classmates try to guess the plant based upon its attributes.
Fourth graders participate in a shared reading of The Giving Tree. They discuss the relationship between trees and people in the story. Students contribute to a class KWL chart. They create their own KWL chart with at least four things each. Students write an entry in their learning log.
Students explore wants and needs. In this ecology and economics instructional activity, students listen to the story The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and compile a class list of what the boy got from the tree. Students categorize these items as "wants" or "needs," and then locate items made from trees in magazines to create a poster.
Students, after listening to a reading of Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree," use Bloom's Taxonomy to discuss their reactions. By writing letters to the tree, they demonstrate their feelings of empathy and share them with the class. Finally, students compile their writings into a class book. among other activities, they write letters about the meaning of friendship and complete Venn diagrams about themselves and their friend.
Students listen as the teacher reads "The Giving Tree." they discuss all the things the tree gave the boy throughout his life. They discuss ways they benefit from trees. This studying culminates with a tree walk and planting a tree in a container to take home and replant.
Young scholars explore kind behavior. In this values development and literacy instructional activity, 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. Young scholars choose a person in their life whom they appreciate and make a greeting card with a cheerful message for him or her.
Young scholars investigate the virtue of kindness and giving by conducting a children's literature study of "The Giving Tree". They make a list of words to describe emotions in the story and write a journal daily while looking at the virtues and make personal connections.
Students study both poetry and science in this language arts activity for early elementary, Special Education, and LEP students. They listen to Shel Silverstein's, The Giving Tree, and discuss its contents. They graph apple types, make apple prints, and discuss the life of the seeds they remove from the fruit.