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Sample Lesson Plan First Grade-Giving Tree

Updated on July 16, 2012

The Giving Tree Lesson plan page

Any academics taught to children can also include social and or moral lessons as well. I think it is important to creatively incorporate as much information as possible into the lessons we teach to our children. This can make the lesson more interesting for the children, and learning to associate information with ideas can be helpful too. I hope this can give you ideas to incorporate new concepts into your lessons. Your input is much appreciated! Thank you.

First grade




Students will learn to write and read the word give and learn the concept of giving and its positive effects.


Students will be able to read, write and recite spelling of the assigned word. Students will be able to identify and understand the concept of giving by hearing stories on the subject, writing the word, and making note cards for someone to give as a gift. Students will experience the act of giving and also being given too. This will encourage kindness among all students. Students will understand the intrinsic and extrinsic rewards that result from giving.

Content outline/instructional strategies

Read book about giving to students, discuss. Share stories about giving. Read, recite, and spell out loud the word give. Students will write sentences and make a photo frame to give to a special person. Students will be asked to notice giving during lunch, return and discuss.


Evaluation of material will be done after break through group discussion used to check students understanding and application of topic.


The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein


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    • KimberlyLake profile image

      Kimberly Lake 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much! What a compliment :)

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Great hub! I bet you are a great teacher!