Use this PowerPoint presentation with the poem “Prayer of the Woods” as an introduction to a tree’s purpose and usefulness to humans and the interdependence of animals and plants as told from the tree’s perspective. The origin of “Prayer of the Woods” is unknown, yet it appears in state parks, at the entrance of forests, and may date back a century or a millennium. Using the form provided have students create a list of the things trees provide for humans according to the poem.
PowerPoint: 34 Slides
*Point of View Chart
*Visulaize, Draw, Write Graphic Organizer
*Writing Prompt: Determine a central message of Prayer of the Woods.
*Text Comparison Chart
*"Prayer of the Woods" Text
*Glows and Grows Recording Form for Group Work Activity