The Giving Tree – Kindness

I love the Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. After reading the book with my 11th graders, I could hold the Seneca conversation on kindness and use the quote – “Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness.” – to remind students that they never outgrow the need for kindness in their life, and that all people deserve kindness even if they do not return it.

Level: Elementary and secondary English/Language Arts

Subject Area: American literature

Author:  Jennifer Robertson



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