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This package includes the following Common Core aligned resources for use with The Giving Tree:
- Reading Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans
- Reader’s Notebook Pages
- Fantastic Phonics & Word Study for Consonant Blends
- Vocabulary Development Activities
- Running Record Assessment Tool
- Step by Step Teacher Reference Guides and Notes for the Teacher
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Author: Shel Silverstein
Grade Level: Second Grade
Summary: The Giving Tree is a story about a very special tree who loves a boy more than anything else in the world. When the boy is young, the tree give the boy her branches to play on and her trunk to climb. The boy visits the tree every day. As the boy grows older, he no longer comes to play in the tree’s shed. Instead, he comes and asks the tree to give him things he wants. He thinks that the things that he wants will make him happy. Because the tree loves the boy and wants him to be happy, the tree gives him what he wants. Soon, the boy grows old and learns a very important lesson.
Reading Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans and Reader’s Notebook Worksheets for The Giving Tree
Retelling Lesson Plan This is an ideal book for readers who need to practice retelling. This book works well because the text is simple and the events are clearly separated from one another. In addition, the illustrations support the events, allowing readers to clearly identify characters, events, the problem and the conclusion/resolution. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.
Making Inferences Lesson Plan This book and lesson plan will support readers who are learning to make inferences while reading to improve reading comprehension. This book works well because readers will be able to connect their own emotions to the story in order to infer what the Giving Tree might be feeling. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.
Identifying the Author’s Message Lesson Plan This is an ideal book for readers who are learning to identify messages in texts to improve reading comprehension. The author’s message in The Giving Tree is not clearly stated. However, readers will easily identify the message through the emotional connections they make with the book. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.
Fantastic Phonics and Word Study Lesson Plan
Use The Giving Tree to teach readers about Words with Consonant Blends Use The Giving Tree to teach readers about words with consonant blends in the context of their reading. This lesson plan includes bulletin board and anchor chart materials, interactive games, a worksheet for independent practice and a complete step by step guide.
Vocabulary Development Activities Pre-teach Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary words for The Giving Tree with interactive games, practice worksheets and graphic organizers. This set of activities includes a vocabulary word list, two sets of flash cards (picture to word matching and picture to definition matching), an interactive game, a graphic organizer to support the use of context clues while reading a vocabulary word search and more!
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