- What do you think happened here?
- How is the boy feeling? How is the tree feeling? How do you know? Why do you think they’re feeling like that?
- Can this tree move?
- Do you think that the boy has ever seen a tree come to life before?
- Are there more trees like this?
- If trees could talk, what might they say? Would trees from different areas of the world say the same things?
- Link to deforestation, geography, comparison of localities, persuasive writing, flashbacks, personification…
- The Myth of the Walking Trees – science, debate, analysis of reliable sources
- Jeannie Baker books – great for link to environmental issues
- Google Images – Lord of the Rings Ents
- Rainforests topic (picture books – The Vanishing Rainforest, The Great Kapok Tree)
- Why does Pocahontas ask Grandmother Willow for advice? Why would trees be able to give good advice? Listen to your Heart
- History link – what has this tree seen? e.g. Major Oak. See this List of famous trees to find one which links to your topic.
- Previous images: Forest God, Trees, Giant Trees, Writing on Raw Material
Credit: Paulo Visgueiro