Bibliographic Information: Silverstein, Shell. The Giving Tree. United States: Harper and Row, 1964. Print.
Brief Annotation: The story of a boy and his friendship with a tree. As their friendship progresses, readers are able to find a deeper understanding of relationships.
Grade Level: k-6
Readers who will like this: Children who like stories with morals, and children who like stories about trees.
Rating/Response: 4 The illustrations are simple, but their simpleness only adds to the deeper meaning of the text. This is a story with an incredibly powerful meaning.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: What is the most important thing to do when you are in a relationship?
Reading Strategy: Synthesizing.
Rationale for Strategy: This book has so many opportunities for students to use reading strategies so it makes sense to focus on synthesizing.
Posted by: Emily Busch