The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree is about a boy and a tree who have a very heartfelt relationship. The boy goes to the tree every day and plays on the tree. As the boy grows into a man, he continues to ask the tree for something new. He asked her for apples, her branches, and her trunk and the tree just kept on giving the boy what he asked for.

The students could write adjectives to describe each other and staple them to the class tree, students could make their own tree and write one adjective on each leaf to describe themselves, they could do activities about foreshadowing, predicting, or character traits.

Lexile: 530L