Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class
Fantasy (fiction), 1,078 words, Level O (Grade 2), Fiction Series, Lexile 560L
In Tommy Goes to Mars, Tommy Tomkins and his friends are intrigued by the Red Planet when they locate it through the telescope. With the help of Tommy's robot, RK-5, the group of friends is transported to Mars, 250 years into the future. However, when they come into contact with a young Martian, they learn more about the planet than they expected. Illustrations support the text.