This quote is from the inner book jacket, with her lush paintings of the amazon rain forest, lynne cherry has created a magical tale with a conservation message that speaks to both children and adults. Lynne cherry is the author andor illustrator of over thirty awardwinning books for children. Brazil the great kapok tree performance script and other. These postreading activities for the great kapok tree allow students to share their understanding of the characters, plots, and settings of the book.
The great kapok tree by lynne cherry is one of the children literacy books which we explored last year. The great kapok tree postreading activities teacher. Mar 15, 1990 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 great kapok tree environmental news for kids mongabay. The great kapok tree rainforst presentation from michellelooney623 on 12 pages this presentation helps students build background knowledge on the rainforest prior to reading the story the great kapok tree. This is a story of a community of animals that live in a. Exhausted from his labors, a man chopping down a great kapok tree in the brazilian rain forest puts down his ax, and, as he sleeps, the animals who live in the tree plead with him not to destroy their world.
Kapok treealso known as a ceiba tree, a large tropical tree. I had originally titled the book the great mahogany tree but the rain forest. This website and its content is subject to our terms and conditions. Mar 06, 2000 the great kapok tree is a gorgeous living book that beautifully tells the story of a tropical rainforest while emphasizing the importance of conservation in ways that even the youngest learners will appreciate. A tale of the amazon rain forest harcourt brace big books big by cherry, lynne isbn. This packet can be used along with books specific to the animal or it can. In the dense, green amazon rain forest, a man has come to chop down a great kapok tree. As he sleeps, the animals who live in the tree plead with him not to. Mar 15, 2016 these literacy and art activities inspired by lynne cherrys the great kapok tree are a perfect way to celebration earth day in the classroom. Fastr formative assessments of student thinking in reading. Apr 22, 2016 this is a collection of resources for researching brazil. Convince them that cutting down the tree would be harmful.
Students will write persuasive speeches from the perspective of different animals in this extension activity for the great kapok tree by lynne cherry. The great kapok tree illustrations teaching resources. Layers of the rainforest have students learn, practice, or reinforce their knowledge of the rainforest with this great interactive book. There are several words in this book that may be unfamiliar to early readers. Her bestselling books such as the great kapok tree and a river ran wild teach children to respect the earth. A steam activity for preschoolers explore the beauty and importance of the rainforest with the great kapok tree and this weeks summer steam storytime. This modern fable with its urgent message contains an abundance of information. These vocabulary activities for the great kapok tree incorporate key skills for college and career readiness. The great kapok tree is a book that depicts what life is like for animals in the amazon rainforest, it also kicks of this lesson on ecosystems. Select from thousands of educational supplies at huge savings when you shop at dk classroom outlet. Mar 31, 2015 the great kapok tree illustrations on notebook. In the lush steamy rainforest a man comes to cut down the great kapok tree.
This lesson is designed to continue working with primary students to find the main idea as a reading comprehension strategy. This stunningly illustrated book reminds us that it is essential to preserve the wild places and their ecosystems. According to the story, what was one reason the tree roots were important. Copy as an entire packet, or copy pages individually. Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details. Suggest that students think of other animals that live in threatened areas. The great kapok tree vocabulary activities teacher created.
Before we look at the book, lets talk about rain forests. A tale of the amazon rain forest by lynne cherry book, teaching resources, story, cards, mat, sequencing, primary resources, play. Feb 22, 2011 allan, jason and cronin search for the giant kapok tree. Exhausted from his labor, he puts down his axe and rests. The great kapok tree, a tale of the amazon rain forest love. The great kapok tree extension activity scholastic. The great kapok tree a tale of the amazon rain forest big book. 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.
Exhausted from his labours, he puts down his axe and rests. The kapok tree is an emergent tree of the tropical rainforest. 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. The great kapok tree activities packet this packet corresponds with the wonderful book the great kapok tree by lynne cherry. 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. Use the great kapok tree to make science connections and have students adapt the fiction story to a drama. This book speaks to everyone and will spark discussion with learners ranging from k6. The great kapok tree lapbook project rainforest activities.
Kenya, a new report found that together with other other illicit activities such. The activity goes with ccss reading language arts for key ideas and details. Lulled by the heat, he sits down and soon falls asleep. The larger man stopped and pointed to a great kapok tree. Today were are going to read the great kapok tree, by lynne cherry. This is a simple sequencing activity to go along with the book the great kapok tree. A story map for pie corbett style unit on the great kapok. In the amazon rainforest, a man is chopping down a great kapok tree. The great kapok tree free unit study and lapbook printables. This all about book will be a fun addition to your classroom and lessons on orangutans.
Teachers home lessons and ideas books and authors top teaching blog teachers tool kit student activities. Houghton mifflin isbn9780152018184 the great kapok tree a tale of the amazon rain forest big book on sale now. Includes textdependent questions, definitions, and textbased sentence. The mayans believed that the kapok tree was sacred. As such, students will recognize the importance of the rain forest, and why we should protect this environment. In this rain forest there grows a great kapok tree. A man walks into a lush rainforest and starts chopping down a huge kapok tree. The activities integrate vocabulary with a study of the text. Books teachers love april read alouds for your classroom. It can grow to a height of 200 feet or more, towering over other trees in. Everything you need for a picture book study on the great kapok tree by lynne cherry. Kapok trees can reach up to 200 feet high making them some of the. Included in the packet is a worksheet with textdependent questions, a rainforest animal wordsearch, and a poster project idea that incorporates a study of the books illustrations. Rain forest activities go with the book the great kapok tree by lynne cherry.
Have each student write a speech for the animal of their choice. As he sleeps, the animals who live in the tree plead with him not to destroy their world. This one embraces magical realism bringing an outsider face to face with the creatures who rely on the kapok tree for their livelihood. The great kapok tree childrens book by lynne cherry.
They have opportunities to write, draw, and perform based on what theyve learned. The author and artist lynne cherry journeyed deep into the ra. Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book the great kapok tree. Feb 18, 20 this feature is not available right now. The great kapok tree by lynn cherry is a great book for a rainforest unit. Great kapok tree sequencing freebie by laura ado tpt.
Students should come up with new arguments that express. Mar 27, 2015 the great kapok tree by lynne cherry is a magnificent book with a timely message about saving the amazon rain forest. A tale of the amazon rain forest by cherry, lynne 1990 hardcover on. Steam is the combination of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Suddenly, the man wakes up, and for the first time notices the beauty all around him.