Always Giving

The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

In the Giving Tree the tree gives up almost everything it has so that the boy can be happy. Once I read this to my class we would do an activity where I would let each student think of three things that were very important to them. I would have them write it down in the center of a tree shaped handout. We would then talk about if you could up the things they chose that were important to them. We would also talk about how it would make them feel, why they chose these things, and how the tree felt when it gave the boy all its special things.


Intended Audience/Grade Level: First graders or second graders.