The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is about a boy who visits a tree everyday. There the boy would eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk, and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave. This is a sweet story of how the tree gave all she had to they boy so that he could be happy, and it made her happy to continue to give.
Guided Reading: Level N
Students can write a letter to the tree as it gave all it had to the boy.
Give each student a leaf cutout and have them write something positive about another classmate. All of the trees can be put on a tree on the classroom door or bulletin board. Students can then write a journal entry about how they felt receiving the kind compliment from a classmate.