Classic Shel Silverstein story with so many possibilities for teaching. Has a great lesson about commitment, love, aging and "giving".
Use with the beautiful audio ppt and story sequencing cards. If you want to just read as a class with the ppt, just remove the audio and slide transitions. It'll work like a charm.
Here are some story sequencing resources. Students can try to order the parts and then listen to check if they got it right. An easy to do reading lesson.
I love this ppt and idea for the beginning of the school year!
After reading/discussing The Giving Tree, ask students to make their own commitments for the new year. Write them down and keep on the powerpoint.
Click each apple to go to the slide with the team/group commitment.
Also find a handy play version that students can use to act out / perform the story.