The first steps of this kapok tree art project include sketching rainforest trees and. Use the provided materials to build the tallest tree. Scholastic book clubs childrens books for parents and. The first steps of this kapok tree art project include sketching rainforest trees and adding designs to their trunks. Now all was quiet as the creatures watched the two men and wondered why they had come. Enjoy our selection of rainforest books, rhymes, and songs weve gathered for your preschool and kindergarten classroom. The great kapok tree vocabulary activities teacher. It was written and illustrated by lynne cherry and was originally published by harcourt brace jovanovich in 1990. How did the animals try to convince the man not to cut down the kapok tree. The great kapok tree is an american children s picture book about rainforest conservation. A tale of the amazon rain forest paperback march 6, 2000. These are our favorite amazon rainforest books that we found. Students should come up with new arguments that express their own. Rainforest activities go with the book the great kapok tree by lynne cherry.
This one embraces magical realism bringing an outsider face to face with the creatures who rely on the kapok tree for their livelihood. It originates from central and south america, but it can be found in west africa and southeast asia today. This is an interactive read aloud lesson plan for a 45 day comprehensive literacy language workshop for the mentor text book the great kapok tree by lynne cherry. The lesson uses the book, the great kapok tree, by lynne cherry, and has. I focus a lot on authors purpose when we read this book. The great kapok tree activities packet rainforest activities, kapok. The great kapok tree by lessons with laura leigh tpt. This book is perfect for this week because we are celebrating earth day. A guide for using the great kapok tree in the classroom, a tree is a plant, arbor day, be a friend to trees, the giving tree and the great kapok tree, champion of arbor day, earth book for kids, natures green umbrella, sharing nature with children, the dragon.
An fantastic poster to get children thinking about what we can do to help save. The great kapok tree, a tale of the amazon rain forest. Children s arbor day book descriptions for elementary reading. This animation of the the great kapok tree by lynee cherry was made by primary 3 pupils at tynewater primary school, midlothian, scotland. The rainforest and its layers are home to a variety of animals and plants.
The great kapok tree extension activity scholastic. The great kapok tree by lynn cherry is a great book for a rainforest unit. Scientists and kids explore global warming a book about climate science and solutions by lynne cherry. Arbor day activities crafts for kids, word searches and.
Click the download button and then print it when youre ready to use it. Discuss and experience together with your children the different layers of a rainforest. Have each student write a speech for the animal of their choice. The book is dedicated to chico mendes, a brazilian environmental activist who was murdered in 1988. The story follows a man into the rainforest to chop down a kapok tree. Animals whisper in his ear, share their part in the forest, and beg him not to cut down the tree. I think this is a great craft idea for younger kids when studying roman historywould be great for an. The great kapok tree 1 two men walked into the rain forest.
Its such hard work that he stops to rest and falls asleep. The amazon rainforest and the challenges we face to save it are powerfully presented in the great kapok tree in such a way that any readers of any age can understand what is at stake here. Find great kapok tree lesson plans and teaching resources. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Books reflecting this emphasis are displayed in the library. Scholastic book clubs is the best possible partner to help you get excellent children s books into the hands of every child, to help them become successful lifelong readers and discover the joy and power of good books. Rainforest books for kids that are appropriate for younger children, focusing on the. An instructional guide for literature novel study guide for elementary school literature with close reading and writing activities. Perfect enrichment activity to go along with your read aloud of the great kapok tree. Moments before, the forest had been alive with the sounds of squawking birds and howling monkeys. My young, first graders always amaze me with their insightful thoughts on protecting the forests and the trees.
Now ask the students to consider the book s message. Tale of the amazon rainforest by lynne cherry is a well known childrens. The great kapok tree by lynne cherry lesson period. Before he knew it, the heat and hum of the forest had lulled him to sleep. The great kapok tree by lynne cherry is in this tradition being a book with gorgeous illustrations of rainforest animals and plants with a message about protecting the amazon. The top 15 childrens books about trees longleaf lumber.
When he lies down to rest, the creatures that inhabit the tree and the surrounding forest come to. In the amazon rain forest, a man has come to chop down a great kapok tree. Books teachers love april read alouds for your classroom. Lynne is the founder and director of the nonprofit young voices for the planet, a 501 c3 tax exempt organization dedicated to helping the voices of environmentallyconcerned. Throughout the book, students have read about an infamous kapok tree. Each child gets a small reward for completing their poster. Kapok trees can reach up to 200 feet high making them some of the. The great kapok tree, by lynne cherry tells the story of the importance of the kapok tree through the voice of the animals of the rain forest. A tale of the amazon rain forest how we know what we know about our changing climate. Begin by reading the great kapok tree aloud to the class, pausing after each page to show the illustrations to the students. The plans include a teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students. It includes an az of interesting facts and a performance script of the great kapok tree which tells the story of the african rainforest and highlights the importance of looking after it. Have you ever read the great kapok tree by lynne cherry.
These vocabulary activities for the great kapok tree incorporate key skills for college and career readiness. In this story a man goes into the amazon rainforest and attempts to cut down a tree. Writer and illustrator lynne cherrys visit to brazils amazon rainforest inspired this book, which introduces conservation to young ones. There are a range of activities to complete to cater for all abilities and. The great kapok tree by lynne cherry is a classic staple in all elementary school classrooms as the perfect intro to rain forest studies. Heres a terrific game to go along with the book the great. Why was the man in the story going to cut down the kapok tree. Letter k preschool steam steam activities for preschoolers.
Tree poster project ideas new ideas rainforest activities, rainforest animals. Continue until you reach the page with the child from the yanomamo tribe. The great kapok tree by lynn cherry is such a great book, and we had. In this close reading lesson, students will read the great kapok tree. The larger man stopped and pointed to a great kapok tree. The great kapok tree rainforest unit and resources. The lesson uses the book, the great kapok tree, by lynne cherry, and has students complete a graphic organizer to find the main idea of each page, and then tell the main idea of the story. The great kapok tree lower ks2 literacy resources and. The green foliage of the equatorial jungle covers the pages and hides some of the creatures who become spokesmen for the. Tale of the amazon rainforest by lynne cherry is a well known children s book. The great kapok tree tes resource this is a collection of resources for researching brazil.
Lynne cherry is the author andor illustrator of over thirty awardwinning books for children. Fastr formative assessments of student thinking in reading. But the great kapok tree was in a league all its own. The great kapok tree freebie with images rainforest activities. A man with an ax working for a paycheck falls asleep under the great kapok tree that he. A walk in the rainforest a to z book of rainforest plants and animals where the forest meets the sea a boy imagines he is in the ancient rainforest and hopes the forest he plays in is not destroyed national geographic readers. Spark interest by recalling with students the many arguments the animals used to express their views about the kapok tree. Suggest that students think of other animals that live in threatened areas. The man wiped off the sweat that ran down his face and neck. Your children will reflect on the mans reasons for chopping down the trees as well as gaining an insight on the mans mindset. He sat down to rest at the foot of the great kapok tree. Kapok tree, also known as ceiba tree, is deciduous tree that belongs to the mallow family. Kids crafts, craft projects for kids, baby crafts, toddler crafts, preschool crafts.
Children will write there opinion on how they can save the rainforest. As such, students will recognize the importance of the rain forest, and why we should protect this environment. The great kapok tree by lynne cherry lesson plan and. In the amazon rainforest, a man is chopping down a great kapok tree. Exhausted from his labor, he puts down his axe and rests. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer. The activities integrate vocabulary with a study of the text. The great kapok tree once upon a time there was a man who was going to cut dow. Learn all about amazon animals with a handson rain forest. Her bestselling books such as the great kapok tree and a river ran wild teach children to respect the earth.
This the great kapok tree lesson adds a literature component to your unit and doubles as a social studies lesson about conserving our resources. Before 1990, when the great kapok tree was published, although i had written andor illustrated 10 childrens books, i was making a meager living. Rainforest lesson plans and rainforest activities for kids natural beach living. The forest floor, the understory, the canopy and the emergent tree top layer. The great kapok tree free unit study and lapbook printables. The great kapok tree exemplifies the importance of rainforest conservation. Read aloud books for making connections susan jones. What activities or exercises will the students complete with teacher guidance.
I want my students to try and figure out why lynne cherry wrote this book and what it could be telling us about our world that we live in. In the dense, green amazon rain forest, a man has come to chop down a great kapok tree. Enjoy a few free activities for the stories, natures green umbrella by gibbons and rain. This is the third lesson of a set of lessons designed to teach about the main idea of a story. Kapok trees can reach up to 200 feet high making them some of the tallest trees in the amazon rainforest. The great kapok tree has been read by millions of children and translated into dutch, french, german, italian, japanese and portuguese. Thanks to large number of seeds equipped with fine, silky fibers, kapok tree easily conquers new especially deforested areas. The great kapok tree was written by lynne cherry in response to the. Includes textdependent questions, definitions, and textbased sentences. May 12, 2015 the great kapok tree by lynn cherry is such a great book. When he lies down to rest, the creatures that inhabit the tree and the surrounding forest come to whisper in his ear, each in its own fashion begging him to spare their home. A tale of the amazon rain forest by lynne cherry a man begins to chop down a kapok tree, stops to rest, and falls asleep. This packet corresponds with the wonderful book the great kapok tree by.260 663 1134 433 474 326 817 942 1071 84 327 586 1180 37 529 1006 1512 1468 244 498 631 96 1329 531 1060 999 221 881 1292 1270 807 1346 1275 325 477 34 1444 1362 196 1288 313 227 44