NCERT Textbook - The Giving Tree Notes | Study English for Class 4 - Class 4

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Write a story about a plant that is in danger. Write 
about how you might help to save it. Be sure the 
story has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
Write a Story
Write a Story
Prepare a speech giving some reasons why it is 
important to protect flowers and plants. Include 
ways that you could help protect endangered 
plants in your school.
Prepare a Speech
Prepare a Speech
(e) every sunday i go for a walk have breakfast read story books 
listen to music and watch television
___________________________________________________
(f) laxmi why are you crying
___________________________________________________
(g) what is the colour of the sky
___________________________________________________
(h) oranges mangoes bananas and papayas are fruits
___________________________________________________
Team time
Narrator :
Tree : 
 
Boy :
Tree :
           
Boy : 
Narrator : 
 Once there was a tree and it loved a little boy. 
Every day the boy would visit the tree and enjoy its 
company.
 Come here, my boy. Come and
climb up my trunk and swing from my  
branches. 
 
Ah, what fun!
 Are you hungry? Eat
my apples.
 How
delicious!
When the boy was tired, he 
slept under the tree. The tree was happy 
to give its shade. But time went by. 
And the boy grew older and went away.
(swinging from branches) 
       
(eating apples)
              
 
The Giving Tree
Read the story
How do you feel when you help someone?
How do you feel when you share your things with others?
Read this play to know how a tree feels when it helps a boy.
5
136
4
137
Page 2


Write a story about a plant that is in danger. Write 
about how you might help to save it. Be sure the 
story has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
Write a Story
Write a Story
Prepare a speech giving some reasons why it is 
important to protect flowers and plants. Include 
ways that you could help protect endangered 
plants in your school.
Prepare a Speech
Prepare a Speech
(e) every sunday i go for a walk have breakfast read story books 
listen to music and watch television
___________________________________________________
(f) laxmi why are you crying
___________________________________________________
(g) what is the colour of the sky
___________________________________________________
(h) oranges mangoes bananas and papayas are fruits
___________________________________________________
Team time
Narrator :
Tree : 
 
Boy :
Tree :
           
Boy : 
Narrator : 
 Once there was a tree and it loved a little boy. 
Every day the boy would visit the tree and enjoy its 
company.
 Come here, my boy. Come and
climb up my trunk and swing from my  
branches. 
 
Ah, what fun!
 Are you hungry? Eat
my apples.
 How
delicious!
When the boy was tired, he 
slept under the tree. The tree was happy 
to give its shade. But time went by. 
And the boy grew older and went away.
(swinging from branches) 
       
(eating apples)
              
 
The Giving Tree
Read the story
How do you feel when you help someone?
How do you feel when you share your things with others?
Read this play to know how a tree feels when it helps a boy.
5
136
4
137
The 
tree was often 
alone. After some 
years... One day the 
boy came to the tree and 
the tree was very happy.
Come, my boy, come 
and climb up my trunk and 
swing from my branches.
I am too big to climb and 
play. I want to buy things and 
have fun. I want some money. 
Can you give me some money?
 I’m sorry but I have no 
money. I have only leaves and 
apples. You can pluck my apples 
and sell them in the market. Then 
you will have money.
 The boy happily plucked the 
apples and carried them away. The 
tree was also happy. But the boy 
stayed away for a long time and 
the tree was sad. One day, the 
boy came back and the 
tree shook with joy.
Tree : 
Boy : 
Tree :
Narrator :
Tree : 
Boy :
Tree :
Narrator : 
Tree :
Young man :
Tree :
Narrator : 
Come, Boy come and climb up my trunk. 
Swing from my branches, eat my apples, play in my 
shade and be happy.
 I am too busy to climb trees. I am getting 
married and I need a house for my wife and 
children. Can you give me a house?
 I have no house but you may cut off my 
branches and build a house.
So the boy cut off the tree’s branches and 
carried them away to build a house.
The tree was very happy.
But the boy stayed away for a long time and the tree 
was sad again. 
And when he came back after some years, the tree 
was so happy that it could hardly speak. Now, the 
boy was a young man.
 Come, Boy, come. What can I do for you?
 I am going on a business trip. I want a 
boat to take me away. Can you give me a boat?
 All I have left is a trunk. Cut down my trunk 
and make a boat. Then you can sail away.
The young man cut the trunk of the tree 
and sailed away in a boat. The tree was left only 
with a stump.
5
138
4
139
Page 3


Write a story about a plant that is in danger. Write 
about how you might help to save it. Be sure the 
story has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
Write a Story
Write a Story
Prepare a speech giving some reasons why it is 
important to protect flowers and plants. Include 
ways that you could help protect endangered 
plants in your school.
Prepare a Speech
Prepare a Speech
(e) every sunday i go for a walk have breakfast read story books 
listen to music and watch television
___________________________________________________
(f) laxmi why are you crying
___________________________________________________
(g) what is the colour of the sky
___________________________________________________
(h) oranges mangoes bananas and papayas are fruits
___________________________________________________
Team time
Narrator :
Tree : 
 
Boy :
Tree :
           
Boy : 
Narrator : 
 Once there was a tree and it loved a little boy. 
Every day the boy would visit the tree and enjoy its 
company.
 Come here, my boy. Come and
climb up my trunk and swing from my  
branches. 
 
Ah, what fun!
 Are you hungry? Eat
my apples.
 How
delicious!
When the boy was tired, he 
slept under the tree. The tree was happy 
to give its shade. But time went by. 
And the boy grew older and went away.
(swinging from branches) 
       
(eating apples)
              
 
The Giving Tree
Read the story
How do you feel when you help someone?
How do you feel when you share your things with others?
Read this play to know how a tree feels when it helps a boy.
5
136
4
137
The 
tree was often 
alone. After some 
years... One day the 
boy came to the tree and 
the tree was very happy.
Come, my boy, come 
and climb up my trunk and 
swing from my branches.
I am too big to climb and 
play. I want to buy things and 
have fun. I want some money. 
Can you give me some money?
 I’m sorry but I have no 
money. I have only leaves and 
apples. You can pluck my apples 
and sell them in the market. Then 
you will have money.
 The boy happily plucked the 
apples and carried them away. The 
tree was also happy. But the boy 
stayed away for a long time and 
the tree was sad. One day, the 
boy came back and the 
tree shook with joy.
Tree : 
Boy : 
Tree :
Narrator :
Tree : 
Boy :
Tree :
Narrator : 
Tree :
Young man :
Tree :
Narrator : 
Come, Boy come and climb up my trunk. 
Swing from my branches, eat my apples, play in my 
shade and be happy.
 I am too busy to climb trees. I am getting 
married and I need a house for my wife and 
children. Can you give me a house?
 I have no house but you may cut off my 
branches and build a house.
So the boy cut off the tree’s branches and 
carried them away to build a house.
The tree was very happy.
But the boy stayed away for a long time and the tree 
was sad again. 
And when he came back after some years, the tree 
was so happy that it could hardly speak. Now, the 
boy was a young man.
 Come, Boy, come. What can I do for you?
 I am going on a business trip. I want a 
boat to take me away. Can you give me a boat?
 All I have left is a trunk. Cut down my trunk 
and make a boat. Then you can sail away.
The young man cut the trunk of the tree 
and sailed away in a boat. The tree was left only 
with a stump.
5
138
4
139
The 
tree was often 
alone. After some 
years... One day the 
boy came to the tree and 
the tree was very happy.
Come, my boy, come 
and climb up my trunk and 
swing from my branches.
I am too big to climb and 
play. I want to buy things and 
have fun. I want some money. 
Can you give me some money?
 I’m sorry but I have no 
money. I have only leaves and 
apples. You can pluck my apples 
and sell them in the market. Then 
you will have money.
 The boy happily plucked the 
apples and carried them away. The 
tree was also happy. But the boy 
stayed away for a long time and 
the tree was sad. One day, the 
boy came back and the 
tree shook with joy.
Tree : 
Boy : 
Tree :
Narrator :
Tree : 
Boy :
Tree :
Narrator : 
Tree :
Young man :
Tree :
Narrator : 
Come, Boy come and climb up my trunk. 
Swing from my branches, eat my apples, play in my 
shade and be happy.
 I am too busy to climb trees. I am getting 
married and I need a house for my wife and 
children. Can you give me a house?
 I have no house but you may cut off my 
branches and build a house.
So the boy cut off the tree’s branches and 
carried them away to build a house.
The tree was very happy.
But the boy stayed away for a long time and the tree 
was sad again. 
And when he came back after some years, the tree 
was so happy that it could hardly speak. Now, the 
boy was a young man.
 Come, Boy, come. What can I do for you?
 I am going on a business trip. I want a 
boat to take me away. Can you give me a boat?
 All I have left is a trunk. Cut down my trunk 
and make a boat. Then you can sail away.
The young man cut the trunk of the tree 
and sailed away in a boat. The tree was left only 
with a stump.
5
138
4
139
Page 4


Write a story about a plant that is in danger. Write 
about how you might help to save it. Be sure the 
story has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
Write a Story
Write a Story
Prepare a speech giving some reasons why it is 
important to protect flowers and plants. Include 
ways that you could help protect endangered 
plants in your school.
Prepare a Speech
Prepare a Speech
(e) every sunday i go for a walk have breakfast read story books 
listen to music and watch television
___________________________________________________
(f) laxmi why are you crying
___________________________________________________
(g) what is the colour of the sky
___________________________________________________
(h) oranges mangoes bananas and papayas are fruits
___________________________________________________
Team time
Narrator :
Tree : 
 
Boy :
Tree :
           
Boy : 
Narrator : 
 Once there was a tree and it loved a little boy. 
Every day the boy would visit the tree and enjoy its 
company.
 Come here, my boy. Come and
climb up my trunk and swing from my  
branches. 
 
Ah, what fun!
 Are you hungry? Eat
my apples.
 How
delicious!
When the boy was tired, he 
slept under the tree. The tree was happy 
to give its shade. But time went by. 
And the boy grew older and went away.
(swinging from branches) 
       
(eating apples)
              
 
The Giving Tree
Read the story
How do you feel when you help someone?
How do you feel when you share your things with others?
Read this play to know how a tree feels when it helps a boy.
5
136
4
137
The 
tree was often 
alone. After some 
years... One day the 
boy came to the tree and 
the tree was very happy.
Come, my boy, come 
and climb up my trunk and 
swing from my branches.
I am too big to climb and 
play. I want to buy things and 
have fun. I want some money. 
Can you give me some money?
 I’m sorry but I have no 
money. I have only leaves and 
apples. You can pluck my apples 
and sell them in the market. Then 
you will have money.
 The boy happily plucked the 
apples and carried them away. The 
tree was also happy. But the boy 
stayed away for a long time and 
the tree was sad. One day, the 
boy came back and the 
tree shook with joy.
Tree : 
Boy : 
Tree :
Narrator :
Tree : 
Boy :
Tree :
Narrator : 
Tree :
Young man :
Tree :
Narrator : 
Come, Boy come and climb up my trunk. 
Swing from my branches, eat my apples, play in my 
shade and be happy.
 I am too busy to climb trees. I am getting 
married and I need a house for my wife and 
children. Can you give me a house?
 I have no house but you may cut off my 
branches and build a house.
So the boy cut off the tree’s branches and 
carried them away to build a house.
The tree was very happy.
But the boy stayed away for a long time and the tree 
was sad again. 
And when he came back after some years, the tree 
was so happy that it could hardly speak. Now, the 
boy was a young man.
 Come, Boy, come. What can I do for you?
 I am going on a business trip. I want a 
boat to take me away. Can you give me a boat?
 All I have left is a trunk. Cut down my trunk 
and make a boat. Then you can sail away.
The young man cut the trunk of the tree 
and sailed away in a boat. The tree was left only 
with a stump.
5
138
4
139
The 
tree was often 
alone. After some 
years... One day the 
boy came to the tree and 
the tree was very happy.
Come, my boy, come 
and climb up my trunk and 
swing from my branches.
I am too big to climb and 
play. I want to buy things and 
have fun. I want some money. 
Can you give me some money?
 I’m sorry but I have no 
money. I have only leaves and 
apples. You can pluck my apples 
and sell them in the market. Then 
you will have money.
 The boy happily plucked the 
apples and carried them away. The 
tree was also happy. But the boy 
stayed away for a long time and 
the tree was sad. One day, the 
boy came back and the 
tree shook with joy.
Tree : 
Boy : 
Tree :
Narrator :
Tree : 
Boy :
Tree :
Narrator : 
Tree :
Young man :
Tree :
Narrator : 
Come, Boy come and climb up my trunk. 
Swing from my branches, eat my apples, play in my 
shade and be happy.
 I am too busy to climb trees. I am getting 
married and I need a house for my wife and 
children. Can you give me a house?
 I have no house but you may cut off my 
branches and build a house.
So the boy cut off the tree’s branches and 
carried them away to build a house.
The tree was very happy.
But the boy stayed away for a long time and the tree 
was sad again. 
And when he came back after some years, the tree 
was so happy that it could hardly speak. Now, the 
boy was a young man.
 Come, Boy, come. What can I do for you?
 I am going on a business trip. I want a 
boat to take me away. Can you give me a boat?
 All I have left is a trunk. Cut down my trunk 
and make a boat. Then you can sail away.
The young man cut the trunk of the tree 
and sailed away in a boat. The tree was left only 
with a stump.
5
138
4
139
Tree :
Old man :
Tree :
 
Narrator :
 I am sorry. I wish that I could give 
you something… but I have nothing left. I am just 
an old stump. I am sorry…
 Dear tree, you have always given. But 
now I don’t need much— just a quiet place to sit 
and rest.
  Well, an old stump is good for 
sitting and resting on. Come, friend, sit down and 
rest.
 The old man did.
And the tree was still happy.
(sighing) 
(happily)
                
Adapted from – ‘The Giving Tree’
by Shel Silverstein
New words
  
 
swing, delicious, pluck, trip,
sail, stump, recognised  
And after a long time the young man came back 
again. Now he was an old man but the tree 
recognised him.
 I am sorry, friend, but I 
have nothing left to give you. 
My apples are gone.
 My teeth are 
too weak for apples.
 My branches are 
gone. You cannot swing 
on them.
 I am too old 
to swing on branches.
 My trunk is gone. 
You cannot climb.
 I 
am too tired 
to climb.
Tree :
Old man :
Tree :
Old man :
Tree :
Old man :
5
140
4
141
Page 5


Write a story about a plant that is in danger. Write 
about how you might help to save it. Be sure the 
story has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
Write a Story
Write a Story
Prepare a speech giving some reasons why it is 
important to protect flowers and plants. Include 
ways that you could help protect endangered 
plants in your school.
Prepare a Speech
Prepare a Speech
(e) every sunday i go for a walk have breakfast read story books 
listen to music and watch television
___________________________________________________
(f) laxmi why are you crying
___________________________________________________
(g) what is the colour of the sky
___________________________________________________
(h) oranges mangoes bananas and papayas are fruits
___________________________________________________
Team time
Narrator :
Tree : 
 
Boy :
Tree :
           
Boy : 
Narrator : 
 Once there was a tree and it loved a little boy. 
Every day the boy would visit the tree and enjoy its 
company.
 Come here, my boy. Come and
climb up my trunk and swing from my  
branches. 
 
Ah, what fun!
 Are you hungry? Eat
my apples.
 How
delicious!
When the boy was tired, he 
slept under the tree. The tree was happy 
to give its shade. But time went by. 
And the boy grew older and went away.
(swinging from branches) 
       
(eating apples)
              
 
The Giving Tree
Read the story
How do you feel when you help someone?
How do you feel when you share your things with others?
Read this play to know how a tree feels when it helps a boy.
5
136
4
137
The 
tree was often 
alone. After some 
years... One day the 
boy came to the tree and 
the tree was very happy.
Come, my boy, come 
and climb up my trunk and 
swing from my branches.
I am too big to climb and 
play. I want to buy things and 
have fun. I want some money. 
Can you give me some money?
 I’m sorry but I have no 
money. I have only leaves and 
apples. You can pluck my apples 
and sell them in the market. Then 
you will have money.
 The boy happily plucked the 
apples and carried them away. The 
tree was also happy. But the boy 
stayed away for a long time and 
the tree was sad. One day, the 
boy came back and the 
tree shook with joy.
Tree : 
Boy : 
Tree :
Narrator :
Tree : 
Boy :
Tree :
Narrator : 
Tree :
Young man :
Tree :
Narrator : 
Come, Boy come and climb up my trunk. 
Swing from my branches, eat my apples, play in my 
shade and be happy.
 I am too busy to climb trees. I am getting 
married and I need a house for my wife and 
children. Can you give me a house?
 I have no house but you may cut off my 
branches and build a house.
So the boy cut off the tree’s branches and 
carried them away to build a house.
The tree was very happy.
But the boy stayed away for a long time and the tree 
was sad again. 
And when he came back after some years, the tree 
was so happy that it could hardly speak. Now, the 
boy was a young man.
 Come, Boy, come. What can I do for you?
 I am going on a business trip. I want a 
boat to take me away. Can you give me a boat?
 All I have left is a trunk. Cut down my trunk 
and make a boat. Then you can sail away.
The young man cut the trunk of the tree 
and sailed away in a boat. The tree was left only 
with a stump.
5
138
4
139
The 
tree was often 
alone. After some 
years... One day the 
boy came to the tree and 
the tree was very happy.
Come, my boy, come 
and climb up my trunk and 
swing from my branches.
I am too big to climb and 
play. I want to buy things and 
have fun. I want some money. 
Can you give me some money?
 I’m sorry but I have no 
money. I have only leaves and 
apples. You can pluck my apples 
and sell them in the market. Then 
you will have money.
 The boy happily plucked the 
apples and carried them away. The 
tree was also happy. But the boy 
stayed away for a long time and 
the tree was sad. One day, the 
boy came back and the 
tree shook with joy.
Tree : 
Boy : 
Tree :
Narrator :
Tree : 
Boy :
Tree :
Narrator : 
Tree :
Young man :
Tree :
Narrator : 
Come, Boy come and climb up my trunk. 
Swing from my branches, eat my apples, play in my 
shade and be happy.
 I am too busy to climb trees. I am getting 
married and I need a house for my wife and 
children. Can you give me a house?
 I have no house but you may cut off my 
branches and build a house.
So the boy cut off the tree’s branches and 
carried them away to build a house.
The tree was very happy.
But the boy stayed away for a long time and the tree 
was sad again. 
And when he came back after some years, the tree 
was so happy that it could hardly speak. Now, the 
boy was a young man.
 Come, Boy, come. What can I do for you?
 I am going on a business trip. I want a 
boat to take me away. Can you give me a boat?
 All I have left is a trunk. Cut down my trunk 
and make a boat. Then you can sail away.
The young man cut the trunk of the tree 
and sailed away in a boat. The tree was left only 
with a stump.
5
138
4
139
Tree :
Old man :
Tree :
 
Narrator :
 I am sorry. I wish that I could give 
you something… but I have nothing left. I am just 
an old stump. I am sorry…
 Dear tree, you have always given. But 
now I don’t need much— just a quiet place to sit 
and rest.
  Well, an old stump is good for 
sitting and resting on. Come, friend, sit down and 
rest.
 The old man did.
And the tree was still happy.
(sighing) 
(happily)
                
Adapted from – ‘The Giving Tree’
by Shel Silverstein
New words
  
 
swing, delicious, pluck, trip,
sail, stump, recognised  
And after a long time the young man came back 
again. Now he was an old man but the tree 
recognised him.
 I am sorry, friend, but I 
have nothing left to give you. 
My apples are gone.
 My teeth are 
too weak for apples.
 My branches are 
gone. You cannot swing 
on them.
 I am too old 
to swing on branches.
 My trunk is gone. 
You cannot climb.
 I 
am too tired 
to climb.
Tree :
Old man :
Tree :
Old man :
Tree :
Old man :
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Tree :
Old man :
Tree :
 
Narrator :
 I am sorry. I wish that I could give 
you something… but I have nothing left. I am just 
an old stump. I am sorry…
 Dear tree, you have always given. But 
now I don’t need much— just a quiet place to sit 
and rest.
  Well, an old stump is good for 
sitting and resting on. Come, friend, sit down and 
rest.
 The old man did.
And the tree was still happy.
(sighing) 
(happily)
                
Adapted from – ‘The Giving Tree’
by Shel Silverstein
New words
  
 
swing, delicious, pluck, trip,
sail, stump, recognised  
And after a long time the young man came back 
again. Now he was an old man but the tree 
recognised him.
 I am sorry, friend, but I 
have nothing left to give you. 
My apples are gone.
 My teeth are 
too weak for apples.
 My branches are 
gone. You cannot swing 
on them.
 I am too old 
to swing on branches.
 My trunk is gone. 
You cannot climb.
 I 
am too tired 
to climb.
Tree :
Old man :
Tree :
Old man :
Tree :
Old man :
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