Books worth reading to students

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

This book shows how to be giving. I believe that this book would be good to use with mostly older grades. The Lexile level is 530L. There are many different directions a teacher could go using this book. I think it would be fun to do a writing lesson and make a bulletin board. The bulletin board could have a tree on it. The students could write characteristics of a giving person, some people they know who are giving, and how they could be giving to others on the leaves. Each leaf could be stapled to the tree on the bulletin board. Throughout the rest of the week and maybe even longer, students could share how they were giving to others. A great time to do this is right before students pack up to go home.