For more than 50 years, “The Giving Tree”, by Shel Silverstein has captivated children (and their parents) with its heartfelt messages about generosity, selflessness, and love. One reason for the story’s success is its incredible use of language – perfectly matched to the language level of its intended audience.
In this 55-page no-prep oral language companion to “The Giving Tree”, we have adopted the language used in “The Giving Tree” – the vocabulary, sentence structures, and simplicity of the original tale – to create an oral language workout that’s fun and challenging.
Contents included in this pack:
• Verb identification
• Subject-verb-complement sentences
• Blank’s language level 2: parts of things
• Subject-verb sentences
• Following directions (2-step commands)
• Subject-verb-object sentences
• Blank’s language level 2: how are these two different?
• Uncontractible copula
• Blank’s language level 2: function questions
• Subject-verb-negative-object sentences
Suitable for preschoolers, as well as older children learning English as an additional language, older children with developmental language or other learning challenges, we hope you find this oral language companion to “The Giving Tree” to be a useful complement to the story.
If you work with young children, “The Giving Tree” is a must-get. Pick up a copy, new or second-hand, from a local bookstore, or from an online bookseller.
If, for any reason, you can’t get hold of the book, you can access a lovely animated version of the book on YouTube here.