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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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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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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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Trees-Whiz

For Teachers 7th - 9th
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...
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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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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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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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Giving Tree Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students read and respond the book, The Giving Tree. In this literary unit, students listen to the story and discuss the story using Bloom's Taxonomy. Students write a letter of empathy to the tree and observe the changes the tree went...
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The Giving Tree

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore wants and needs. In this ecology and economics 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...
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Teaching Economics Using Children's Literature: The Giving Tree

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree is a great way to cover multiple concepts in an elementary school classroom. Throughout this instructional activity, they learn about economic principles such as scarcity and goods, science principles...
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The Giving Tree

For Teachers 4th
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...
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Character Education-Giving

For Teachers K - 5th
Students read the book The Giving Tree. For this literature lesson, 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.
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The Giving Tree

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Bring the beauty of Shel Silverstein's classic, The Giving Tree, to you classroom. Eleven narrator parts allow as many kids as possible to read a part, as well as a part for the boy and the tree.
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Saving the Trees

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify why trees are important. In this environmental lesson, students read the book The Giving Tree and list reasons why humans need trees. Students create a storybook to explain why other natural resources are important to...
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Giving Cheer

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students 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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Taking From the Giving Tree

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Introduction to Trees and Wood

For Teachers K
Students examine samples from various types of trees. In this trees and wood activity, students review The Giving Tree and complete a KWL chart on trees.  Students brainstorm what we get from trees and view wood samples with hand lenses....
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Tree Seedling Planting- My Relationship and Responsibility to our Forests

For Teachers 4th
In this trees lesson, 4th graders read the book, A Tree is Growing and complete a KWL chart on how trees grow and how they are used. Students research the symbiotic relationship of humans and trees, create tree collages, plant a seed,...
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Tree Cookies!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
"Tree Cookies!" is a delicious little presentation designed to introduce upper elementary or middle school botanists to the anatomy of a tree trunk. The cambium, phloem, xylem, and other vital structures are identified and defined. Two...
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Tree Identification - Up Close And Personal

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders go to an outdoor area and are assigned a specific native plant to observe. They read about and answer questions about their tree. They draw the tree. Finally, 4th graders teach the rest of the class about their tree.
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Meet the Trees!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students investigate their school forest and make their own miniature forest. In this forest investigation lesson plan, students read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and make alist of reasons to have trees. Students investigate trees...
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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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Ornaments for Nursing Home Tree

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars participate in an activity that will allow them to create a gift for a nursing home patient and give their gift to someone who needs a caring hand. In this community service lesson, students learn compassion, and also...
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Tree Talk

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students discuss trees, leaves, and the growth process For this 1st - 3rd grade lesson plan, students identify various types of leaves, recognizing the differences in size and shape. Students create tracings of various leaves to...