Take your students on a journey with Tommy Truman to find clues and solve mysteries in this 5 story Making Inferences Bundle. Deepen reading comprehension through critical thinking, identifying text clues, and activating background knowledge.
Each product in this bundle includes:
•A “Tales of Tommy True” short mystery story
•A student response page
•A solution page
•A teacher guide
•A printable PDF version and a PDF for student digital use
Stories included in this bundle:
•The Tales of Tommy True: The Ghosted Pepper
- Tommy Truman is a 4th grader who has a knack for discovering the truth. Have your students join his journey as he helps his fellow classmate solve a mystery!
•The Tales of Tommy True: Swimming Upstream
- A non-fiction article is included in this mystery to help students hunt for clues! Tommy volunteers to judge a fishing competition. Who catches the biggest fish? Who gets caught in a lie?
•The Tales of Tommy True: Home Running
- A prized baseball has been lost, but the story behind it seems too tall to be true!
•The Tales of Tommy True: Sour Lemons
- A young magician with a card trick has the local kids losing their allowances! Is it really magic as he claims?
•The Tales of Tommy True: Brewing & Stewing
-Students can use scientific background knowledge about states of matter to solve this short mystery story! Tommy's friend is off to prove his coffee brewing skills, but a strange occurrence threatens to knock him out of the competition.
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