The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein | Book Companion | Children's Literature

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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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Book Companion for The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein.

Comprehension Checks, Sequencing, Writing Sentences, self-to-text connection, and theme writing.

Reader Response pages and writing prompts to enhance the reading experience.

This book companion is to be used with the book;

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Included in this teaching resource:

  • 2 pages Comprehension Questions about the book
  • 'Big Idea' page- Theme of the story - Giving
  • Graphic Organizer on "My Giving Tree"
  • sequencing activity
  • beginning, middle, end [adjectives- writing sentences]
  • self-to-text connection
  • 2 pages to write about the theme of giving

These pages are appropriate for grades 2, 3 and 4, and homeschoolers. Each grade level would bring their writing development and skills to this assignment.

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10 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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