Reading Rainbow: And Still the Turtle Watched


Author: Sheila MacGill-Callahan

Illustrator: Barry Moser

Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Books USA Inc.

Description: This Native American tale recounts the timeless message of our responsibility to nature and our environment. LeVar explores various ways that children and adults are working together to protect and preserve the earth.

Activity Suggestion: Have the class take a walk outside the school to collect natural objects that appeal to them (e.g., leaves, acorns, pebbles, sticks). Ask students to share what they like about the objects they found. Display these aesthetically pleasing natural objects in the classroom.

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