The Giving Tree

Bibliographic Information: Silverstein, S. (1964). The giving tree. New York: Harper & Row.

Brief Annotation: A story about a young boy and tree as the boy grows u he needs more than just a tree to play with, the tree offers all she could give to help the boy.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-6

Readers who will like this: Readers who enjoy stories with meaning, children who like stories about family.

Rating/Response: 5- This is a great book that can be used for a variety of lessons, in addition it delivers such a strong message to children and adults.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Think about someone who reminds you of the giving tree?

Reading Strategy: Synthesizing

Rationale for Strategy: This book really gets kids thinking about the big picture of the book, what is important in the story, what it all means to each student individually, and it allows them to think and respond to the meaning of the story.

Posted by: Yesenia Corral


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