Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class
Fantasy (fiction), 1,173 words, Level O (Grade 2), Fiction Series, Lexile 550L
In Tommy Saves the Fourth of July, Tommy and his friends witness a disappointing and dangerous sight. All of the fireworks for their town's Independence Day celebration are accidentally set off--and all at once! Still hopeful, they ask Tommy's robot, RK-5, to transport them to China, where the best fireworks in the world are made, so they can try to save the town's celebration. Fireworks safety is highlighted in the story. Illustrations support the text.