I am so glad I finally got around to reading this book of poems.
The poems included were very diverse. Most were silly, some were hilarious, a few were inspirational, and some were just a bit too dark for my taste in children's poetry.
Overall a good book with interesting poems and great illustrations.
No wonder this is such a classic.
The Giving Tree is a story about the love between a tree and a young boy. As a child, the young boy would come to visit the tree and play around the tree. As the boy grew older, life began to really hit hard. He needed material things to survive or live the live he imagined for himself, so the tree gave and gave until she didn't have anything else to give. At the end it shows where the boy is now an elderly man and simply needs a place to sit. The tree was able to give him a place to sit. This book is centered round the concept of unconditional love. I would rate this book five stars out of five and is a 530L on the Lexile scale. An activity I would do with my future students would be for my kids to recall important details to an activity sheet about what the tree gave to the boy and what the boy used the items for. This will be good when working with comprehension of a text.
I love this book and the meaning behind it. The tree gives everything that it has to a boy who spends a majority of his life unappreciative. There is a big lesson to be learned in this book, even though it’s a short and simple read. This book’s meaning goes deeper than what you see on the pages, and that’s why it is so awesome.
In the classroom, this story would be great for teaching students about lessons, morals, and values.
This has been a favorite of mine since I was a young child, and my 3rd grade teacher introduced this book to me. This book is a series of short poem that are creative, engaging, and whimsical that grasp the attention of students. This entire book does a great job of introducing poetry to children in a fun and exciting way. I would use this book as an exercise for students to write their own creative poem, and a discussion about how poetry can be about anything just like the poems in the book.
Reading Level K-6
Lexile Level - NA