Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class
Fantasy (fiction), 1,106 words, Level P (Grade 2), Fiction Series, Lexile 610L
Tommy Tomkins and his friends continue their adventure on Mars where Tommy Tale #30, Tommy Goes to Mars, left off. When we last read about Tommy and his friends, they had come in contact with a young Martian and promised they would help save his people from the Earthlings who were spreading disease to the natives of Mars. In this tale, Tommy convinces Mars's Earthling inhabitants to leave the Red Planet with the help of an unexpected ally. Illustrations support the text.