July 29, 2014

My First Book Talk Tuesday

I'm linking up with the fabulous Mrs. Jump for my FIRST Book Talk Tuesday! 

If you know me at all, you know my favorite children's book is The Giving Tree. I'm in love. I have a hardback copy that I displayed on a shelf in my classroom last year as one of my favorites. However, that copy is going on the shelf this year for the kids to love on as it is being replaced with this 50th anniversary METALLIC special edition, thanks to one of my besties!!!

Yes, I know all teachers have heard of The Giving Tree, but I feel like it is my personal duty to advocate for the use of The Giving Tree in the classroom. 

I have used The Giving Tree to teach...
thinking aloud / tracking thinking.
making predictions.
finding patterns.
understanding characters.

You could also use The Giving Tree to teach...
character development.
bibliotherapy (kindness, selflessness).
creative writing.

trees, life cycles, plants, etc.

time, measurement, simple addition & subtraction

timelines, chronological order, goods and services

The teaching opportunities are truly endless, not to mention all of the cute crafts you can make to go along with what you taught!

I'll leave you with this:


How do you like to use The Giving Tree

1 comment:

  1. I have never heard of The Giving Tree so will definitely have to check it out now that you've shown how versatile it can be in the classroom! Thanks for sharing!
    Growing Little Learners


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