About This Book
The Tree Lady : the True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever
Author: H. Joseph Hopkins
Illustrator: Jill McElmurry
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Pub Year: 2013
Summary: The moving true story of Kate Sessions, who helped San Diego grow from a dry desert town into a lush, leafy city known for its gorgeous parks and gardens.
Kirkus Reviews (07/15/13)
School Library Journal (+) (10/01/13)
Booklist (+) (06/01/13)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/10/13)
The Hornbook (00/09/13)
Special Award: Childrens Choices 2014
These activities can be used for individual, small group, or whole class. Small groups could be working on different activities at the same time. The book can be read aloud and selected activities done in class. They could be useful laminated and in a literacy center. Depending on grade level, they could be used for remediation or enrichment.
The first two activity pages discuss the form of a biography and how to summarize it. These can be used to study the structure of the book and can also be used on another book activity. They could also be used for research on a person using encyclopedias or online resources.
Questions about the book and its structure with partial answer key
Three character traits with proof from the text
Sequencing activity with beginning, middle, and end
Scrambled sentences with answer key and worksheet for writing sentences
Questions about the title page, author, and illustrator with answer key
Comprehension questions with answer key
Word shapes with answer key
Vocabulary maps for four words with sentence from the book using the word, definition, and illustration
12 other words from the book
Sorting mat to put the words in alphabetical order
Answer key for alphabetical order
Sorting mat for syllabication
Answer key for syllabication
Kate Olivia Sessions, Horticulturists, San Diego, Balboa Park, Biography, Picture Book Study, Novel Study, Book Study Guide
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