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The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein


In this incredible story, everyday a little boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, climb her branches, and even take a nap under her shade. As the years go by the little boy comes by less often but each time he does come back he makes request. Each time he made a request she gave him whatever he asked for until she had nothing else left to give. As the boy got to old he eventually just needed somewhere to sit down and rest, so of course the tree offers him a place to sit on her stump. 


Leveling System:

Lexile 530L 


Classroom Activity:

I would use this book to create our own classroom giving tree. I will have the board decorated like a tree and each student will have one piece of green paper that is folded in half. I will Ask the students to think about the gift that they would most like to give and the person or people and to whom they would like to give it to. The firs try will be a sample copy that the teacher can read and approve so that way if one needs to be modified it can be addressed privately and without embarrassment.