The Giving Tree Activities Shel Silverstein Crossword Puzzle & Word Searches

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  1. This is a book study and activities bundle for Shel Silverstein's classic children's book "The Giving Tree", including a reading comprehension quiz, First-Next-Last quiz, writing prompts, book report, and bookmarks in different ways to reward children for reading. The activities include a crossword
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This is a PDF of a crossword puzzle and word searches on Shel Silverstein's classic children's book "The Giving Tree". A word bank for the crossword puzzle is also included on a separate page. The answers for the crossword puzzle are in the word search, as well as a few other words of the theme so they can be used in combination or separately.

Why buy this resource?

This resource has clues/answers on the book "The Giving Tree", from events within the book and quotes from the book. The items in this resource can be used to test students' knowledge of the book. They can also be used as a no-prep time filler, a bonus, or a reward activity.

This resource is also differentiated in the following ways: (1) the crossword puzzle word bank is on a separate page, so you can choose to share it or not with your students, or share it after the students have spent some time with the puzzle; and (2) there are two word searches, with one having only forward horizontal and vertical words (no backwards or diagonal words).

What's in this resource?

  • Crossword puzzle, with clues/answers related to "The Giving Tree"
  • Word Bank for the crossword puzzle on a separate page
  • Word Search, with all of the words from the crossword puzzle, as well as other words related to "The Giving Tree"
  • An easy Word Search, with no backwards or diagonal words
  • Answer Keys

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