Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class
Fantasy (fiction), 799 words, Level M (Grade 2), Fiction Series, Lexile 600L
Tommy and his friends are eager to explore the findings at Mrs. Thatch's yard sale, but it is Lucy's purchase of a book called The Islands of the Caribbean that may lead the friends to a real treasure. RK-5 transports the children to the island of Mumbles, where they begin their search. What they don't know is that they are being watched. Readers will be captivated by the story, which is continued in Book 11: Tommy Goes to the Caribbean.