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48 resources with the concept shel silverstein

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Selfless Service and The Giving Tree - Building Ethical Conscience

For Teachers 5th
Upper elementary schoolers investigate philanthropy and selflessness by reading a children's book. In this ethics instructional activity, they read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and research Mahatma Gandhi's troublesome, yet...
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Getting to Know Trees

For Teachers K Standards
Celebrate the beauty of trees with a packet full of activities designed to help kindergarteners get to know about their leafy nature friends. Covering a variety of subjects, scholars go on a nature hike, read Shel Silverstein's The...
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Using Video to Create Setting and Mood

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Writers have long used words, the sound of words, and the images created by their words to describe the setting and establish the mood of their stories. To gain a more in depth understanding of how settings can be used to develop a...
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The Giving Tree Anniversary Teaching Guide

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Celebrate poetry month all of April with a guide that uses six of Shel Silverstein's most famous books as a basis for the lessons. Discussion questions and writing activities are provided for each of Silverstein's books.
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Every Thing On It Lessons and Activities

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Honor the great poet, Shel Silverstein with eighteen activities and lessons showcasing his collection of poems from the book, Every Thing On It. Activities challenge scholars to rhyme words, make inferences, recite a poem, and more! 
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"Smart" by Shel Silverstein

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Find out just how smart your young mathematicians are with this cross-curricular math and language arts lesson. After first reading Shel Silverstein's poem "Smart", students draw pictures of coins to model the different exchanges...
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Whatif by Shel Silverstein

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
What a skillful way to incorporate Shel Silverstein, a wonderful author, into the classroom. Composed of three tasks, children are led through a series of text-dependent questions that force them to unveil the meaning of Silverstein's...
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The Giving Tree

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
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...
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Lesson: That Long Jakes

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Cross-media analysis takes time and attention to detail. The class analyzes the painting Long Jakes and the poem "Backward Bill." They pay attention to the similarities and differences in each piece, looking for details that describe the...
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Seeds, Plants, and Us

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
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...
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Genre Lesson: Poetry

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Hook kids into a study on poetry elements by asking them to bring in the lyrics to their favorite song. Discuss the elements in one or two songs (preferably that demonstrate rhyme, figurative language, or a repeating phrase). Groups do...
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Poems: What They Look and Sound Like

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Explore the poetry genre through this two-part literature analysis. Learners focus on four forms of poetry: haiku, acrostic, rhyme, and shape. They learn defining features, make text-to-self connections, and find similar characteristics...
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Questions for The Book The Giving Tree

For Students 1st - 3rd
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....
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Flashlight Poems

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students read various forms of poetry and identify poets, both contemporary and traditional. They discover how Shel Silverstein rhymed great stories in his poems. Afterwards, they read Shel Silverstein's poems and write verse in a...
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Bridge to Terabithia: Visualizing to Optimize Comprehension

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Good readers visualize. And in our image-rich culture it is imperative that children are provided with opportunities to practice this important skill. A selection from Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends and Bridge to Terabithia,...
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A Light in the Attic

For Teachers K - 2nd
Review selections from Shel Silverstein's A Light in the Attic and recognize characterization and tone used. Discuss and compare the various tones of each poem. Learners complete a character map and a pair share activity as well. Have...
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Visualize and Draw to Increase Comprehension

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Improve readers' comprehension with a pair of visualization opportunities. First they listen, eyes closed, as you read a description from Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, and discuss ideas about what they "see." After you read...
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The Giving Tree

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this The Giving Tree worksheet, students read the story The Giving Tree and identify words with pictures, fill in missing words, write correct numbers, and answer short answer questions. Students complete 4 activities.
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Runny Babbit

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students are introduced to elements of poetry through the book Runny Babbit. In this poetry lesson, students learn about the newest Shel Silverstein book, then examine the poem's form, rhythm, and rhyme. Students look for other Shel...
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Personify This

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study personification in published works of poetry, then create their own through the use of diamante or cinquain poetry. They read and discuss poetry by Shel Silverstein, William Jay Smith, and Elinor Wylie.
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Analyzing Story Structure

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore language arts by completing a graphic organizer in class. In this story structure lesson, students read the poem "Sick" by Shel Silverstein and discuss the different elements in the piece which make it an effective poem....
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Trash Collage

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create a collage. In this collage lesson plan, students read a poem from Shel Silverstein and create an illustration to accompany the poem.
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Giving Cheer

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Learners explore kind behavior. In this values development and literacy lesson, 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....
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Hug O' War

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars discuss philanthropic behavior. In this philanthropy lesson plan, students read Shel Silverstein's Hug O' War and brainstorm ways of working together.