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Books that will hopefully be in my future classroom!
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a classic children's book about a tree and a boy and the selfless love that the tree has for the boy. It goes through each thing the tree can give the boy and even in the end when the reader thinks the tree has given everything, the tree has one more thing to give. This would be a great book to read in the classroom because it has to do with putting others before yourself and always giving to others. If I were to use this book in my classroom I would do an activity where the student would write on a leaf what they could give to another person. This could be done with multiple leaves on one tree for each student, or it could be turned into a cute board! This is a book that I already have and I plan on using in my classroom!


Reading Level: K-5

Lexile Level: 530L