THE GIVING TREE Book Activities

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2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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My students love working through the challenges together! We've used them in breakout rooms so they have an opportunity to interact together even through Distance Learning.
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Are you looking for a FUN and ENGAGING book companion for THE GIVING TREE? Try a picture book challenge. Students complete six academic challenges and discover mystery words along the way. The mystery words lead to a final code word that reveals the answer to a joke. These no-prep activities are ready to PRINT AND GO or assign through GOOGLE and SEESAW.


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✅Eight Printable Vocabulary Cards

✅Narrated Vocabulary Video

✅Link to Story Video

✅Answer Key

✅Audio for the Digital Version

✅Teacher Directions

✅Printable Recording Sheet

✅Six Digital Activities for GOOGLE and SEESAW

✅Six Printable Activities


The challenges are:

  1. Cause/Effect
  2. Nonfiction Passage (How Do Apples Grow?)
  3. Vocabulary Puzzle (makes a picture if everything is correct)
  4. Character Traits
  5. Is it a noun or a pronoun?
  6. Story Questions





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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.


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