Literature: "The Great Kapok Tree" by Lynne Cherry
Lesson plans, reviews, fun and interactive activities about the book “The Great Kapok Tree” by Lynne Cherry. Includes links to eThemes Resources on rainforest habitats and Brazil.
Enchanted Learning: Kapok Tree
This site provides an explanation of the kapok tree. Learn about its anatomy and uses.
Importance of the Rainforest Activity
This AskEric activity has students read the book and discuss why each animals wants to protect the rainforest. Another activity idea is linked at the bottom. NOTE: This site includes pop-up and banner ads.
The Great Kapok Tree: A Book Review One
Read this book review written by an eight-year-old reviewer.
The Great Kapok Tree: A Book Review Two
Read a book report written by an eight-year-old student about The Great Kapok Tree.
The Great Kapok Tree: A Book Review Three
This book review is written by a nine-year-old reader.
The Great Kapok Tree: A Book Review Four
This is another nine-year-old's view on the book' sstory.
Beacon Lesson Plan Library
In this lesson students learn how to recognize conflicts and find solution.
This brief lesson plan includes a number of questions that can be discussed in class with kids. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Make a Kapok tree using this PDF printout.
Kapok Tree Facts
Pint out this PDF and write facts about Kapok tree on each leaf.
eThemes Resource: Habitat: Rainforest
These sites are about tropical and temperate rainforests. Experience the sights and sounds of rainforests in the U.S., Tasmania, and South America. Includes activities, puzzles, a movie and a game, plus a list of rainforest books for children. There are links to eThemes Resources on Brazil and the children's book "The Great Kapok Tree."
eThemes Resource: Country: Brazil
These sites are about the South American country of Brazil. Learn about its culture, history, language, geography, animals, and the Amazon. There are first-hand reports about what it's like to be a child growing up in Brazil. Includes maps, photographs, audio files of Brazilian music, and live images from Webcams.
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