The Turtle Who Lived By The Pond

The Turtle Who Lived By The Pond story

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This story was written at the request of first and second grade teachers who were teaching a unit on Living Things.  Following the story, students can compare and contrast the basic needs of living things: protective behaviors, coverings, touch, shelter, air, food, light and water.

This works with the skills of Collaboration, Imagination, Repetition, Story Elements: Character, Setting, Theme, and Transformation: Animals.

Grade Level

  • Kindergarten
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade


  • Animals
  • Character
  • Collaboration
  • Imagination
  • Repetition
  • Setting
  • Story Elements
  • Theme/Idea
  • Transformation


  • Cause and Affect
  • Conflict
  • Details
  • Living Things
  • Plot Sequence
  • Point of View
  • Pond Life
  • Problem Solving
  • Repetition
  • Self Esteem
  • Story Elements
  • Wishes