Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class
Fantasy (fiction), 988 words, Level N (Grade 2), Fiction Series, Lexile 600L
Tommy Goes to the Caribbean is a continuation of Book 11: Tommy Goes to a Yard Sale. Tommy and his friends soon discover that the captain mentioned at the end of the last story is none other than a famous pirate villain, Captain Blackbeard. Sam's medallion from the yard sale saves her from the pirates, providing her with an opportunity to rescue her brother, friends, and two more prisoners. The story is continued in Book 12: Tommy and the Pirates.