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1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th


Science, English Language Arts

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  • Digital Text

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"Tuyen's Tremendous Trash Tour"

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  • In this digital picture book, Tuyen and Earthly tour Vietnam and learn about different types of waste and where they end up. 
  • By reading this book, students learn about the consequences of improper waste disposal on the environment. 

Teaching Tips


  • The story is told with beautiful illustrations that make it an engaging book to read.
  • It contains a glossary of 12 items that could facilitate the assimilation of the text.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The storybook can be made available on student devices or projected for the class.


Scientist Notes
The resource provides clear insights on various types of waste and methods of handling waste, including separation, treatment, recycling, and reuse to improve human health, soil health, and to sustain plants and other living organisms in the environment. This resource is recommended for teaching.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • RI.2.10 Read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at grade level complexity proficiently, with scaffolding as needed.
      • RI.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at grade level text complexity or above, with scaffolding as needed.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 5-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
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