Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class
Fantasy (fiction), 1,080 words, Level P (Grade 2), Fiction Series, Lexile 620L
In Tommy's Trip to France, Tommy and his friends are transported to Paris, where they meet Mr. Eiffel just before the Eiffel Tower was proposed. Tommy had worked hard to complete a model of the Eiffel Tower for a social studies project, and he brought it with him when he went to meet the famous French engineer. Mr. Eiffel's model had broken, and he was grateful to Tommy for the use of his perfectly scaled model, which won over the committee for the World's Fair.