Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class
Fantasy (fiction), 1,088 words, Level P (Grade 2), Fiction Series, Lexile 590L
Tommy Tomkins and his friends continue their adventures where Sam in the Desert (Tommy Tale #33) and Andy in the Arctic (Tommy Tale #34) left off. When we last read about Tommy and his friends, they had accidentally been separated while being transported. Tommy ended up on the planet Borth, Sam found herself in a desert in Australia, and Andy realized he was alone in a remote snowy location. In this story, Lucy and Kim find themselves on a small island in the middle of the sea. Meanwhile, Tommy and Aplixa try to think of a plan to rescue all of Tommy's friends from the evil Oznox. Illustrations support the text.