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This Very Tree Activities and Lesson Plans for 2024

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for This Very Tree will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.

With themes of resiliency and coping, this This Very Tree picture book by Sean Rubin is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!

Engage Your Students with This Very Tree Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of This Very Tree. You can find it in the section below.
  2. Check out the teaching ideas for reading comprehension strategies, grammar topics and social emotional learning skills that can be taught using this children’s book.
  3. Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with This Very Tree reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

THIS VERY TREE SUMMARY

The story This Very Tree tells the story of September 11th from the point of view of a tree in the New York City plaza. The tree tells their perspective of what happened before that day, on that day and after that day. This is an inspiring story of resiliency and is sure to touch the hearts of all readers.

THIS VERY TREE LESSON PLAN IDEAS

Each of our 400+ Starts With a Story book companions come with a teacher’s guide to make lesson planning quick and easy, printable worksheets and digital resources that cover ALL of the standards-based reading comprehension skills.

When it comes to writing lesson plans and finding activities for This Very Tree, we’ve already done all of the heavy lifting for you.

We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

The text-based This Very Tree reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • point of view
  • analyzing setting
  • sequencing

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:

  • resiliency
  • coping

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • adjectives
  • plural nouns
  • verb tense

THIS VERY TREE ACTIVITIES

You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:

  • comprehension questions
  • 30 writing prompts with themed paper
  • vocabulary activities
  • word study print & go activities
  • ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
  • social emotional learning discussion topics
  • graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
This Very Tree book companion
elementary teacher asking her students a question about the picture book she is reading

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for This Very Tree?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD520L
  • Guided Reading Level: N/A
  • DRA Level: N/A
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): N/A

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Sean Rubin. It was illustrated by Sean Rubin.

What genre is This Very Tree?

It is a nonfiction book. You may want to check out our genre activities or read our blog post, How to Teach Genre to Elementary Students.

How many pages are in the book?

The story is 48 pages long.

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