The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree book study companion activities to go with the picture book by Shel Silverstein. Perfect for whole class guided reading, small groups, book study groups, or individual student learning. Packed with lots of fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #bookstudies #bookstudy #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #picturebookactivities #1stgrade #2ndgrade #literacy #guidedreading  #givingtree
The Giving Tree book study unit Common Core literacy companion activities for K-1
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is one of Silverstein's best known titles. It is a poignant read, with a touching story about giving.
The Giving Tree book study unit Common Core literacy companion activities for K-1
I have made a companion pack to go with this book. It's packed with standards-based learning activities!
The Giving Tree book study unit Common Core literacy companion activities for K-1
STORY ELEMENTS ACTIVITIES
student unit cover page
story elements
making predictions
characters in the story
story retell
can-have-are-need graphic organizers
story sequence

MAKING CONNECTIONS ACTIVITIES
making mental images
opinion page
text-to-self connections
if I were a tree...
The Giving Tree book study unit Common Core literacy companion activities for K-1
WRITING ACTIVITIES
writing retell pages
story writing prompt

VOCABULARY ACTIVITIES
making words
vocabulary word search
syllable sorting
vocabulary word sort
alphabetical order
The Giving Tree book study unit Common Core literacy companion activities for K-1
COMPREHENSION ACTIVITIES
problems and solutions
author's purpose
main idea/theme
fiction and non-fiction story elements
true or false comprehension questions
reading notes
personal response page

LEARNING STANDARDS CHECKLISTS
learning standard checklist charts for Common Core, TEKS, VA SOL
The Giving Tree book study unit Common Core literacy companion activities for K-1
The Giving Tree book study unit with Common Core aligned literacy companion activities for Kindergarten and First Grade

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