Tuesday

BTT: The Giving Tree


It's time for Book Talk Tuesday!

Linking with Deanna Jump!
        




It's been 50 years!




We're all familiar with this classic. I just wanted to connect it with the Common Core standards!

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.7
Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.

Since this is a classic, there are different presentations you can use in conjunction with the text.  Here is the YouTube video of the book read by Shel Silverstein.


  Here is a comic strip version of the story with the tree played by mom.  It's Zits by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman.


Some questions:
  • Is the video what you visualized in your head?  How is it similar or different?
  • How is the comic strip similar or different from the story?
  • What does the author of the comic strip mean by "happy-ish"?
Some activities:
  • Create a wordle of the words that you think embody this story.
  • Create a giving tree in your classroom or school and donate the gifts to a local hospital.
  • Write a companion book told from the tree's point of view.
Hope this was helpful.  Enjoy!
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