Galapagos George by Jean Craighead George

Recommended Grades: 4-6

This is the story of the famous Lonesome George, a giant tortoise who was the last of his species, lived to be one hundred years old, and became known as the rarest creature in the world.

Lesson Idea:

Mentor Text: Inquiry: I do not know much about the Galápagos Islands, and I certainly did not know George’s story before reading this. Read aloud Galapagos George as part of an inquiry project on animals or environmental studies. The book takes you through the evolution and adaptation of the species of domed tortoises and saddleback tortoises. If your students are looking for more information, encourage them to check out the informational page at the back of the book.


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