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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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Recycling/Solid Waste Education with Shel Silverstein: "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout"

For Students 4th
Both poetry analysis and waste disposal are more engaging topics for young readers with a activity to accompany the Shel Silverstein poem 'Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out" from Where the Sidewalk Ends. Not only...
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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", learners draw pictures of coins to model the different exchanges...
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Shel Silverstein's Poems

For Students 1st - 8th
Check to see that readers recall specific details from Shel Silverstein's poems. The poems appear to be taken from the collection Falling Up. Bring this classic children's author to your class with this resource.
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Shel Silverstein Poetry Math

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the connection between poetry and math by reading poems that involve numbers.  In this Shel Silverstein poetry math instructional activity, 5th graders listen to 5 poems read aloud and discuss how math was used in...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 lesson, they read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and research Mahatma Gandhi's troublesome, yet inspiring, life....
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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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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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Shel Silverstein Poetry Math

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders complete math computation with Shel Silverstein poetry. In this poetry lesson, 5th graders listen or read certain poems that have numbers in them. They add up the numbers throughout the poem and answer other math related...
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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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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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Inspire the Imagination with a Poet Study of Shel Silverstein

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Captivating prose opens wondrous doors to critical thinking and language development.
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The Giving Tree - The Environmentand You

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders close their eyes and spend two minutes visualizing pleasant experiences, then open their eyes and share their experiences. This leads to the reading of The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein.
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Rain by Shel Silverstein

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this printing practice activity, students copy each line from Shel Silverstein's s poem, "Rain". Students copy 12 lines on primary lined paper.
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Words and Phrases that Support the Author's Voice

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine the author's voice. In this author's voice lesson students read poems by Shel Silverstein. Students choose words and phrases that indicate the author's voice.
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Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students read poetry by Shel Silverstein and then write their own poetry. In this poetry lesson, students read Shel Silverstein's poetry and then write their own version of several poems.
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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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The Hobbit: Directed Reading - Thinking Activity

For Teachers 6th - 12th
An in-class reading of Shel Silverstein's The Missing Piece Meets the Big O introduces class members to the journey motif that forms the basis of The Hobbit.

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