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Aspects of Quality:
-Teaches great moral lessons:
giving, friendship, loyalty, self sacrifice
- Easy for kids to relate too.
-Drawings are simple.
Author: Shel Silverstein
Publisher: Harper and Row
Guided Reading Level:J
Interest Level: K-2
Grade Level Equivalency: late 2nd/ 3rd grade
The Giving Tree is about a relationship between a boy and a very generous tree. In the beginning of the novel the young boy asks the tree for simple things like to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk. This made the tree very happy because she loves the boy and giving makes her happy. As the book goes on the boy continues to grow up and asks for more and more. To find out what happens between the tree and the young boy ou have to read the book!
Grade 2: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship
5.2.3.D: Describe how citizens participate in school and community activities.
Have the students write about a time when they needed help. Then describe how you can help people in need.
Grade 2:Enviroment and Ecology
4.3.3.A: Identify the natural resources used to make various products.
Have students think about what trees can be used for/ make. Each student must draw and write things that are produced from trees. Then the students will all put their examples on the classroom tree on the wall.
Grade 2: Writing
1.5.2.B: Develop content appropriate for the topic. • Gather and organize information, incorporating details relevant to the topic. • Write a series of related sentences or paragraphs with one central idea.
Students will write about what they would most like to give, to who, and why.