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Tillena Lou’s Big Adventure

Author(s): Barbara Tharp, Paula Cutler, and Nancy Moreno. Illustrated by T Lewis.
Tillena Lou’s Big Adventure
  • Grades:
  • K-2

Tillena Lou becomes lost while while exploring away from her home, then she gets an unexpected ride into the world of people. What surprises await the tiny turtle?

Synopsis: After starting the day with her favorite breakfast, Tillena Lou goes wandering down a dirt path. Along the way, she encounters other animals in their homes, behaving naturally. But soon, she realizes she is lost. While trying to decide which way to go, Tillena finds two giant feet blocking her path! Next thing she knows, she's inside a person's house. What does Tillena learn about the differences between how people live and how she lives?

The book is an integrated component of the Resources and the Environment unit but may be used as a stand-alone reading activity or with The Reading Link and The Math Link as a set of reading/language arts and mathematics activities.

Tillena Lou's Big Adventure is most appropriate for use with students in grades K–2 but may be used with students in other grade levels.

Download: Environmental Resources: Tillena Lou's Big Adventure

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Funded by the following grant(s)

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Filling the Gaps: K-6 Science/Health Education
Grant Number: 5R25RR013454